Physical degrees of freedom in stabilized brane world models

We consider brane world models with interbrane separation stabilized by the Goldberger-Wise scalar field. For arbitrary background, or vacuum configurations of the gravitational and scalar fields in such models, we construct the second variation Lagrangian, study its gauge invariance, find the corresponding equations of motion and decouple them in a suitable gauge. We also derive an effective four-dimensional Lagrangian for such models, which describes the massless graviton, a tower of massive gravitons and a tower of massive scalars. It is shown that for a special choice of the background solution the masses of the graviton excitations may be of the order of 1 TeV, the radion mass of the order of 100 GeV, the inverse size of the extra dimension being 1 TeV. In this case the inverse coupling of the radion to matter on the negative tension brane is of the order of 50 TeV.

Document number: 2005-30/796

Authors: Boos E.E., Mikhailov Yu.S., Smolyakov M.N., Volobuev I.P.


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