Vacuum stability and supersymmetry at high scales with two Higgs doublets

Bagnaschi, E. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607, Hamburg, Germany) ; Brümmer, F. (Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier, UMR5299, Université de Montpellier, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier, France) ; Buchmüller, W. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607, Hamburg, Germany) ; Voigt, A. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607, Hamburg, Germany) ; Weiglein, G. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestraße 85, D-22607, Hamburg, Germany)

23 March 2016

Abstract: We investigate the stability of the electroweak vacuum for two-Higgs-doublet models with a supersymmetric UV completion. The supersymmetry breaking scale is taken to be of the order of the grand unification scale. We first study the case where all superpartners decouple at this scale. We show that contrary to the Standard Model with one Higgs doublet, matching to the supersymmetric UV completion is possible if the low-scale model contains two Higgs doublets. In this case vacuum stability and experimental constraints point towards low values of tan β ≲ 2 and pseudoscalar masses of at least about a TeV. If the higgsino superpartners of the Higgs fields are also kept light, the conclusions are similar and essentially independent of the higgsino mass. Finally, if all gauginos are also given electroweak-scale masses (split supersymmetry with two Higgs doublets), the model cannot be matched to supersymmetry at very high scales when requiring a 125 GeV Higgs. Light neutral and charged higgsinos therefore emerge as a promising signature of a supersymmetric UV completion of the Standard Model at the grand unification scale.


Published in: JHEP 1603 (2016) 158
Published by: Springer/SISSA
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2016)158
arXiv: 1512.07761
License: CC-BY-4.0



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