Localization and mass spectra of various matter fields on scalar-tensor brane

Research paper by Qun-Ying Xie, Zhen-Hua Zhao, Yi Zhong, Jie Yang, Xiang-Nan Zhou

Indexed on: 19 Jan '15Published on: 19 Jan '15Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


Recently, a new scalar-tensor braneworld model was presented in [Phys. Rev. \textbf{D 86} (2012) 127502]. It not only solves the gauge hierarchy problem but also reproduces a correct Friedmann-like equation on the brane. In this new model, there are two different brane solutions, for which the mass spectra of gravity on the brane are the same. In this paper, we investigate localization and mass spectra of various bulk matter fields (i.e., scalar, vector, Kalb-Ramond, and fermion fields) on the brane. It is shown that the zero modes of all the matter fields can be localized on the positive tension brane under some conditions, and the mass spectra of each kind of bulk matter field for the two brane solutions are different, which implies that the two brane solutions are not physically equivalent.