D-type supersymmetry breaking and brane-to-brane gravity mediation
We revisit the issue of gravitational contributions to soft masses in five-dimensional sequestered models. We point out that, unlike for the case of F-type supersymmetry breaking, for D-type breaking these effects generically give positive soft masses squared for the sfermions. This drastically improves model building. We discuss the phenomenological implications of our result. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V All rights reserved.