Radiative corrections to masses and couplings in universal extra dimensions
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Models with an orbifolded universal extra dimension receive important loop-induced corrections to the masses and couplings of Kaluza-Klein (KK) particles. The dominant contributions stem from so-called boundary terms which violate KK number. Previously, only the parts of these boundary terms proportional to ln(ΛR) have been computed, where R is the radius of the extra dimension and Λ is cut-off scale. However, for typical values of ΛR ∼ 10 · · · 50, the logarithms are not particularly large and non-logarithmic contributions may be numerically important. In this paper, these remaining finite terms are computed and their phenomenological impact is discussed. It is shown that the finite terms have a significant impact on the KK mass spectrum. Furthermore, one finds new KK-number violating interactions that do not depend on ln(ΛR) but nevertheless are non-zero. These lead to new production and decay channels for level-2 KK particles at colliders.
KeywordsPhenomenology of Field Theories in Higher Dimensions NLO Computations
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