We study flavor violation in the quark sector in a purely 4D, two-site effective field theory description of the standard model (SM) and just their first Kaluza-Klein excitations from a warped extra dimension. The warped 5D framework can provide solutions to both the Planck-weak and flavor hierarchies of the SM. It is also related (via the AdS/CFT correspondence) to partial compositeness of the SM. We focus on the dominant contributions in the two-site model to two observables which we argue provide the strongest constraints from flavor violation, namely, epsilon(K) and BR(b -> s gamma), where contributions in the two-site model occur at tree and loop-level, respectively. In particular, we demonstrate that a "tension" exists between these two observables in the sense that they have opposite dependence on composite site Yukawa couplings, making it difficult to decouple flavor-violating effects using this parameter. We choose the size of the composite site QCD coupling based on the relation of the two-site model to the 5D model (addressing the Planck-weak hierarchy), where we match the 5D QCD coupling to the 4D coupling at the loop-level and assuming negligible tree-level brane-localized kinetic terms. We estimate that a larger size of the 5D gauge coupling is constrained by the requirement of 5D perturbativity. We find that similar to O(5) TeV mass scale for the new particles in the two-site model can then be consistent with both observables. We also compare our analysis of epsilon(K) in the two-site model to that in 5D models, including both the cases of a brane-localized and bulk Higgs.
|Titolo:||Flavor-violation tests of the warped/composite standard model in the two-site approach|
|Autori:||Agashe, Kaustubh; Azatov, Aleksandr; Zhu, Lijun|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Numero di Articolo:||056006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevD.79.056006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|