Effect of Bare Mass on the Hosotani Mechanism


It is pointed out that the existence of bare mass terms for matter fields changes gauge symmetry patterns through the Hosotani mechanism. As a demonstration, we study an SU(2) gauge model with massive adjoint fermions defined on M4 ⊗S1. It turns out that the vacuum structure changes at certain critical values of mL, where m (L) stands for the bare mass (the circumference of S1). The gauge symmetry breaking patterns are different from models with massless adjoint fermions. We also consider a supersymmmetric SU(2) gauge model with adjoint hypermultiplets, in which the supersymmetry is broken by bare mass terms for the gaugino and squark fields instead of the Scherk-Schwarz mechanism. OU-HET-447/2003 May 2003 email address: takenaga@het.phys.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp

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@inproceedings{Takenaga2003EffectOB, title={Effect of Bare Mass on the Hosotani Mechanism}, author={Kazunori Takenaga}, year={2003} }