A search for squarks of Rp-violating SUSY at HERA

Academic Article

Abstract

  • A search for squarks of R-parity violating supersymmetry is performed in ep collisions at HERA using H1 1994 e+ data. Direct single production of squarks of each generation by e+-quark fusion via a Yukawa coupling λ′ is considered. All possible R-parity violating decays and gauge decays of the squarks are taken into account. No significant deviation from the Standard Model predictions is found in the various multi-lepton and multi-jet final states studied and exclusion limits are derived. At 95% confidence level, the existence of first generation squarks is excluded for masses up to 240 GeV for coupling values. The limits obtained are shown to be only weakly dependent on the free parameters of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. Stop squarks are excluded for masses up to 138 GeV for coupling, where θt is the mass mixing angle. Light stop squarks are furthermore searched for through pair production in γ-gluon fusion processes. No signal is observed and exclusion limits are derived. Masses in the range 9 to 24.4 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level for λ′ × cos θt > 10-4. © Springer-Verlag 1996.
  • Author List

  • Aid S; Andreev V; Andrieu B; Appuhn RD; Arpagaus M; Babaev A; Bähr J; Bán J; Ban Y; Baranov P
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  • 211
  • End Page

  • 226
  • Volume

  • 71
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  • 1