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Yukawa couplings in heterotic standard models

Braun, V., He, Y. and Ovrut, B. A. (2006). Yukawa couplings in heterotic standard models. Journal of High Energy Physics, 0604, 019 - 019. doi: 10.1088/1126-6708/2006/04/019


In this paper, we present a formalism for computing the Yukawa couplings in heterotic standard models. This is accomplished by calculating the relevant triple products of cohomology groups, leading to terms proportional to Q*H*u, Q*Hbar*d, L*H*nu and L*Hbar*e in the low energy superpotential. These interactions are subject to two very restrictive selection rules arising from the geometry of the Calabi-Yau manifold. We apply our formalism to the "minimal" heterotic standard model whose observable sector matter spectrum is exactly that of the MSSM. The non-vanishing Yukawa interactions are explicitly computed in this context. These interactions exhibit a texture rendering one out of the three quark/lepton families naturally light.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: The original publication is available at archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th
Publisher Keywords: superstrings and heterotic strings, superstring vacua
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Mathematics
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