Volume 85, Number 4, February 2009
Article Number 41001
Number of page(s) 6
Section The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
Published online 18 February 2009
EPL, 85 (2009) 41001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/85/41001

Modulus stabilization of the generalized Randall-Sundrum model with a bulk scalar field

R. Koley, J. Mitra and S. SenGupta

Department of Theoretical Physics and Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science - Kolkata-700032, India

received 6 December 2008; accepted in final form 22 January 2009; published February 2009
published online 18 February 2009

We study the stabilization of the inter-brane spacing modulus of generalized warped brane models with a nonzero brane cosmological constant. Employing the Goldberger-Wise stabilization prescription of braneworld models with a bulk scalar field, we show that the stabilized value of the modulus generally depends on the value of the brane cosmological constant. Our result further reveals that the stabilized modulus value corresponding to a vanishingly small cosmological constant can only resolve the gauge hierarchy problem simultaneously. This in turn vindicates the original Randall-Sundrum model, where the 3-brane cosmological constant was chosen to be zero.

11.25.Mj - Compactification and four-dimensional models.
04.50.-h - Higher-dimensional gravity and other theories of gravity.

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