Search for an LSP gluino at LEP with the DELPHI detector

  • The DELPHI Collaboration
  • J. Abdallah et al.
Experimental Physics

Abstract.

In some supersymmetric models, the gluino (\(\tilde {\rm g}\)) is predicted to be light and stable. In that case, it would hadronize to form R-hadrons. In these models, the missing energy signature of the lightest supersymmetric particle is no longer valid, even if R-parity is conserved. Therefore, such a gluino is not constrained by hadron collider results, which looked for the decay \(\tilde {\rm g}\to{\rm q \bar q}\tilde \chi^0_1\). Data collected by the DELPHI detector in 1994 at 91.2 GeV have been analysed to search for \({\rm q \bar q}\tilde {\rm g}\tilde {\rm g}\) events. No deviation from Standard Model predictions is observed and a gluino mass between 2 and 18 GeV/c2 is excluded at the 95% confidence level in these models. Then, R-hadrons produced in the squark decays were searched for in the data collected by DELPHI at the centre-of-mass energies of 189 to 208 GeV, corresponding to an overall integrated luminosity of 609 Pb-1. The observed number of events is in agreement with the Standard Model predictions. Limits at 95% confidence level are derived on the squark masses from the excluded regions in the plane (\(m_{\tilde {\rm q} 1}, m_{\tilde {\rm g}}\))

\(m_{\tilde {\rm t}1}>90\) GeV/c2, and \(m_{\tilde {\rm b}1}>96\) GeV/c2 for purely left squarks.

\(m_{\tilde {\rm t}1}>87\) GeV/c2, and \(m_{\tilde {\rm b}1}>82\) GeV/c2 independent of the mixing angle.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg / Società Italiana di Fisica 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • The DELPHI Collaboration
  • J. Abdallah et al.
    • 1
  1. 1.LPNHE, IN2P3-CNRS, Univ. Paris VI et VII, Tour 33 (RdC), 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France FR

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