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Standard model vacua for two-dimensional compactifications

Arnold, Jonathan M. and Fornal, Bartosz and Wise, Mark B. (2010) Standard model vacua for two-dimensional compactifications. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2010 (12). Art. No. 083. ISSN 1126-6708. doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2010)083.

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We examine the structure of lower-dimensional standard model vacua for two-dimensional compactications (on a 2D torus and on a 2D sphere). In the case of the torus we find a new standard model vacuum for a large range of neutrino masses consistent with experiment. Quantum effects play a crucial role in the existence of this vacuum. For the compactification on a sphere the classical terms dominate the effective potential for large radii and a stable vacuum is achieved only by introducing a large magnetic flux. We argue that there are no two-dimensional standard model vacua for compactifications on a surface of genus greater than one.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Springer. Received: October 27, 2010. Revised: December 1, 2010. Accepted: December 6, 2010. Published: December 24, 2010. The work of the authors was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract No. DE-FG02-92ER40701.
Group:Caltech Theory
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Department of EnergyDE-FG02-92ER40701
Subject Keywords:Standard Model; Compactification and String Models; Neutrino Physics
Issue or Number:12
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Official Citation:Arnold, Jonathan Author: Fornal, Bartosz Author: Wise, Mark Primary Title: Standard model vacua for two-dimensional compactifications Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics Cover Date: 2010-12-01 Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Issn: Subject: Physics Start Page: 1 End Page: 14 Volume: 2010 Issue: 12 Url: Doi: 10.1007/JHEP12(2010)083
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