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The most general Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model


Benjamin Fuks

  • IPHC Strasbourg / University of Strasbourg
  • fuks@…

Description of the model & references

One popular Beyond the Standard Model theory is the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). Its main features are to link bosons with fermions and unify internal and external symmetries. Moreover, it allows for a stabilization of the gap between the Planck and the electroweak scale and for gauge coupling unification at high energies, provides a dark matter candidate as the lightest supersymmetric particle and appears naturally in string theories. However, since supersymmetric particles have not yet been discovered, supersymmetry must be broken at low energies, which makes the superpartners massive in comparison to their Standard Model counterparts.

Our MSSM implementation in FeynRules is the most general one in a sense that it is keeping all the flavour-violating and helicity-mixing terms in the Lagrangian and also all the possible additional CP-violating phases. This yields thus 105 new free parameters. In order to deal in a transparent way with all of those, our implementation will follow the commonly used universal set of conventions provided by the Supersymmetry Les Houches Accord, except for some minor points (see instructions below).

Model files & extensions

The MSSM implementation:

Not yet public / planned extensions (can be obtained on demand):

  • Other gauges, e.g. Feynman gauge,
  • Most general R-parity violating Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model,
  • Most general next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model.


The MSSM is implemented in unitary gauge.

  • The switch <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">FeynmanGauge?</font> (future devlopments) must thus be set to <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">False</font>,
  • The flag <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">$sWScale</font> can be set to the value <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">"weak" </font>or <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">"susy"</font>, depending on the scale to which the electroweak parameters have to be evaluated,
  • The flag <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">$svevScale</font> can be set to the value <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">"weak" </font>or <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">"susy"</font>, depending on the scale to which the vev has to be evaluated,
  • The flag <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">$CKMDiag</font> can be set to the value <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">True </font>or <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">False</font>, allowing for a CKM matrix different from the identity or not (this can also be done through a possible restriction file),
  • A parameter file must be loaded before running the model, or all the parameters would have a value of -1 (<font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">ReadLHAFile[Input->"myfile"]</font>).


Here are the output files obtained for SPS1a after using the various translation interfaces and the example notebook given above.The prefix sps1a in the filename means the use of a sps1a restriction file to remove all the zero elements of the mixing matrices from the vertices.


In order to validate our implementation, we have performed the following tests.

  • FeynArts? model file generated by FeynRules: recalculation of the helicity amplitudes related to the hadroproduction of a pair of supersymmetric particles and comparison with the three references:
    • Nucl. Phys. B787 (2007) 1: G. Bozzi, B. Fuks, B. Herrmann and M. Klasen, Squark and gaugino hadroproduction and decays in non-minimal flavour violating supersymmetry.
    • Nucl. Phys. B810 (2009) 266: B. Fuks, B. Herrmann and M. Klasen, Flavour Violation in Gauge-Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking Models: Experimental Constraints and Phenomenology at the LHC.
    • B. Fuks , private communication.
  • Comparison of the built-in CalcHEP (CH-ST) and MadGraph? (MG-ST) model files with the FeynRules generated ones, MG-FR and CH-FR, through the calculation of various quantities. For each implementation, we have fixed all the parameters to those of <font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR">SPS 1a</font> and set the<font color="saddlebrown" class="WYSIWYG_COLOR"> widths of the particles to zero</font> *.*

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