Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Reheating Metastable O'Raifeartaigh Models
- Author(s): Craig, Nathaniel J.
- et al.
In theories with multiple vacua, reheating to a temperature greater than the height of a barrier can stimulate transitions from a desirable metastable vacuum to a lower energy state. We discuss the constraints this places on various theories and demonstrate that in a class of supersymmetric models this transition does not occur even for arbitrarily high reheating temperature.