Low-energy limits on the antisymmetric tensor field background on the brane and on the non-commutative scale

Irina Mocioiu, Maxim Pospelov, Radu Roiban

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Abstract

A non-vanishing vacuum expectation value for an antisymmetric tensor field leads to the violation of Lorentz invariance on the brane. This violation is controlled by the θ(μν) parameter, which has a dimension of inverse mass squared. We assume that the zeroth order term in θ-expansion represents the Standard Model and study the effects induced by linear terms in θ(μν). Low-energy precision experiments place the limit on the possible size of this background at the level of 1/√θ ≥ 5 x 1014 GeV. This poses certain difficulty for the TeV-range string scale models, in which the antisymmetric field has to acquire a relatively large mass to ensure that θ(μν) = 0 and avoid cosmological moduli problem. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-396
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume489
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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