Absolute mass lower limit for the lightest neutralino of the MSSM from e(+)e(-) data at root s up to 209 GeV

Heister, A. et al. (2004) Absolute mass lower limit for the lightest neutralino of the MSSM from e(+)e(-) data at root s up to 209 GeV. Physics Letters B, 583(3-4), pp. 247-263. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.12.066)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2003.12.066

Abstract

Charginos and neutralinos are searched for in the data collected by the ALEPH experiment at LEP for centre-of-mass energies up to 209 GeV. The negative result of these searches is combined with those from searches for sleptons and Higgs bosons to derive an absolute lower limit of 43.1 GeV/c(2) on the mass of the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP), assumed to be the,lightest neutralino. This limit is obtained in the framework of the MSSM with R-parity conservation and with gaugino and sfermion mass unification at the GUT scale and assuming no mixing in the stau sector. The LSP limit degrades only slightly to 42.4 GeV/c(2) if stau mixing is considered. Within the more constrained framework of minimal supergravity, the limit is 50 GeV/c(2).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thompson, Dr Stan and O'Shea, Professor Val and Negus, Dr Peter
Authors: Heister, A., Schael, S., Barate, R., Bruneliere, R., De Bonis, I., Decamp, D., Goy, C., Jezequel, S., Lees, J.P., Martin, F., Merle, E., Minard, M.N., Pietrzyk, B., Trocme, B., Bravo, S., Casado, M.P., Chmeissani, M., Crespo, J.M., Fernandez, E., Fernandez-Bosman, M., Garrido, L., Martinez, M., Pacheco, A., Ruiz, H., Colaleo, A., Creanza, D., De Filippis, N., de Palma, M., Iaselli, G., Maggi, G., Maggi, M., Nuzzo, S., Ranieri, A., Raso, G., Ruggieri, F., Selvaggi, G., Silvestris, L., Tempesta, P., Tricomi, A., Zito, G., Huang, X., Lin, J., Ouyang, Q., Wang, T., Xie, Y., Xu, R., Xue, S., Zhang, J., Zhang, L., Zhao, W., Abbaneo, D., Barklow, T., Buchmuller, O., Cattaneo, M., Clerbaux, B., Drevermann, H., Forty, R.W., Frank, M., Gianotti, F., Hansen, J.B., Harvey, J., Hutchcroft, D.E., Janot, P., Jost, B., Kado, M., Mato, P., Moutoussi, A., Ranjard, F., Rolandi, L., Schlatter, D., Sguazzoni, G., Teubert, E., Valassi, A., Videau, I., Badaud, F., Dessagne, S., Falvard, A., Fayolle, D., Gay, P., Jousset, J., Michel, B., Monteil, S., Pallin, D., Pascolo, J.M., Perret, P., Hansen, J.D., Hansen, J.R., Hansen, P.H., Kraan, A.C., Nilsson, B.S., Kyriakis, A., Markou, C., Simopoulou, E., Vayaki, A., Zachariadou, K., Blondel, A., Brient, J.C., Machefert, F., Rouge, A., Videau, H., Ciulli, V., Focardi, E., Parrini, G., Antonelli, A., Antonelli, M., Bencivenni, G., Bossi, F., Capon, G., Cerutti, F., Chiarella, V., Laurelli, P., Mannocchi, G., Murtas, G.P., Passalacqua, L., Kennedy, J., Lynch, J.G., Negus, P., O'Shea, V., Thompson, A.S., Wasserbaech, S., Cavanaugh, R., Dhamotharan, S., Geweniger, C., Hanke, P., Hepp, V., Kluge, E.E., Putzer, A., Stenzel, H., Tittel, K., Wunsch, M., Beuselinck, R., Cameron, W., Davies, G., Dornan, P.J., Girone, M., Hill, R.D., Marinelli, N., Nowell, J., Rutherford, S.A., Sedgbeer, J.K., Thompson, J.C., White, R., Ghete, V.M., Girtler, P., Kneringer, E., Kuhn, D., Rudolph, G., Bouhova-Thacker, E., Bowdery, C.K., Clarke, D.P., Ellis, G., Finch, A.J., Foster, F., Hughes, G., Jones, R.W.L., Pearson, M.R., Robertson, N.A., Smizanska, M., van der Aa, O., Delaere, C., Leibenguth, G., Lemaitre, V., Blumenschein, U., Holldorfer, F., Jakobs, K., Kayser, F., Kleinknecht, K., Muller, A.S., Renk, B., Sander, H.G., Schmeling, S., Wachsmuth, H., Zeitnitz, C., Ziegler, T., Bonissent, A., Coyle, P., Curtil, C., Ealet, A., Fouchez, D., Payre, P., Tilquin, A., Ragusa, F., David, A., Dietl, H., Ganis, G., Huttmann, K., Lutjens, G., Manner, W., Moser, H.G., Settles, R., Villegas, M., Wolf, G., Boucrot, J., Callot, O., Davier, M., Duflot, L., Grivaz, J.F., Heusse, P., Jacholkowska, A., Serin, L., Veillet, J.J., de Regie, J.B.D., Azzurri, P., Bagliesi, G., Boccali, T., Foa, L., Giammanco, A., Giassi, A., Ligabue, F., Messineo, A., Palla, F., Sanguinetti, G., Sciaba, A., Spagnolo, P., Tenchini, R., Venturi, A., Verdini, P.G., Awunor, O., Blair, G.A., Cowan, G., Garcia-Bellido, A., Green, M.G., Medcalf, T., Misiejuk, A., Strong, J.A., Teixeira-Dias, P., Clifft, R.W., Edgecock, T.R., Norton, P.R., Tomalin, I.R., Ward, J.J., Bloch-Devaux, B., Boumediene, D., Colas, P., Fabbro, B., Lancon, E., Lemaire, M.C., Locci, E., Perez, P., Rander, J., Tuchming, B., Vallage, B., Litke, A.M., Taylor, G., Booth, C.N., Cartwright, S., Combley, F., Hodgson, P.N., Lehto, M., Thompson, L.F., Bohrer, A., Brandt, S., Grupen, C., Hess, J., and Ngac, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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