Leptonic CP Violation in Supersymmetric Standard Model

Research paper by A. S. Joshipura, M. Nowakowski

Indexed on: 23 Mar '94Published on: 23 Mar '94Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology


We point out the possibility of spontaneous and hard CP-violation in the scalar potential of R-parity broken supersymmetric Standard Model. The existence of spontaneous CP-violation depends crucially on the R-parity breaking terms in the superpotential and, in addition, on the choice of the soft supersymmetry breaking terms. Unlike in theories with R-parity conservation, it is natural, in the context of the present model, for the sneutrinos to acquire (complex) vacuum expectation values. In the context of this model we examine here the global implications, like the strength of the CP-violating interactions and the neutrino masses.