Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Moduli stabilization with bulk scalar in nested doubly warped braneworld model
Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 700108, Kolkata, India
2 School of Physical Sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 700032, Kolkata, India
Accepted: 29 October 2022
Published online: 30 November 2022
We examine the modulus stabilization mechanism of a warped geometry model with nested warping. Such a model with multiple moduli is known to offer a possible resolution of the fermion mass hierarchy problem in the Standard Model. A six dimensional doubly warped braneworld model under consideration admits two distinct moduli, with the associated warp factors dynamically generating different physical mass scales on four 3-branes. In order to address the hierarchy problem related to the Higgs mass, both moduli need to be stabilized around their desired values without any extreme fine tuning of parameters. We show that it is possible to stabilize them simultaneously due to the appearence of an effective 4D moduli potential, which is generated by a single massive bulk scalar field having non-zero VEVs frozen on the 3-branes. This gives rise to two scalar radions, one of which has mass slightly below (TeV) and couplings to SM fields proportional to the inverse of its (TeV) VEV, and the other has nearly mass and interactions with SM fields suppressed by the Planck scale. We also discuss how the entire mechanism can possibly be understood from a purely gravitational point of view, with higher curvature f(R) contributions in the bulk automatically providing a scalar degree of freedom that can serve as the stabilizing field in the Einstein frame.
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