Flavor symmetries and the problem of squark degeneracy

Michael Dine, Robert Leigh, Alex Kagan

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If supersymmetry exists at low energies, it is necessary to understand why the squark spectrum exhibits sufficient degeneracy to suppress flavor-changing neutral currents. In this article, we point out that gauged horizontal symmetries can yield realistic quark mass matrices, while at the same time giving just barely enough squark degeneracy to account for neutral K-meson phenomenology. This approach suggests likely patterns for squark masses, and indicates that there could be significant supersymmetric contributions to B-B̄ and D-D̄ mixing and CP violation in the K and B systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4269-4274
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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