Physics Letters B
We consider gauge coupling unification in Lee-Wick extensions of the Standard Model that include higher-derivative quadratic terms beyond the minimally required set. We determine how the beta functions are modified when some Standard Model particles have two Lee-Wick partners. We show that gauge coupling unification can be achieved in such models without requiring the introduction of additional fields in the higher-derivative theory and we comment on possible ultraviolet completions. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Carone, C. D. (2009). Higher-derivative Lee–Wick unification. Physics Letters B, 677(5), 306-310.