Spin-2 Kaluza-Klein mode scattering in models with a massive radion
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Spin-2 Kaluza-Klein mode scattering in models with a massive radion

  • Author(s): Chivukula, R Sekhar
  • Foren, Dennis
  • Mohan, Kirtimaan A
  • Sengupta, Dipan
  • Simmons, Elizabeth H
  • et al.

We calculate tree-level scattering amplitudes of massive spin-2 KK particles in models of stabilized compact extra-dimensional theories. Naively introducing a mass for the radion in an extra-dimensional model without accounting for the dynamics responsible for stabilizing the extra dimension upsets the cancellations relating the masses and couplings of the spin-2 modes, resulting in KK scattering amplitudes which grow like $E^{4}$ instead of $E^{2}$. We therefore investigate scattering of the Kaluza-Klein states in theories incorporating the Goldberger-Wise mechanism to stabilize the size of the extra dimension. We demonstrate that the cancellations occur only when one includes not only the massive radion, but also the massive spin-0 modes arising from the Goldberger-Wise scalar. We compute the revised sum rules which are satisfied in a stabilized model to ensure a consistent high-energy scattering amplitude. We introduce a simple model of a stabilized extra dimension which is a small deformation of a flat (toroidal) five-dimensional model, and demonstrate the cancellations in computations performed to leading nontrivial order in the deformation. These results are the first complete KK scattering computation in an extra-dimensional model with a stabilized extra dimension, with implications for the theory and phenomenology of these models.

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