Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
On the F-term problem and quintessence supersymmetry breaking
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Galileo Galilei”, Università di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131, Padua, Italy
2 INFN, Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8, 35131, Padua, Italy
Accepted: 25 March 2021
Published online: 1 April 2021
Inspired by the stringy quintessence F-term problem we highlight a generic contribution to the effective moduli masses that arises due to kinetic mixings between the moduli and the quintessence sector. We then proceed to discuss few supergravity toy models that accommodate such effect, and point out possible shortcomings. Interestingly, in the standard 2-derivative supergravity action there is no term to mediate the supersymmetry breaking from the kinetic quintessence sector to the gaugini and generate Majorana masses. Therefore we also propose a 2-derivative supersymmetric invariant that plays exactly this role.
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