Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Search for Pair Production of the Scalar Top Quark in Mu+Tau Final States

Jul 5, 2012, 11:00 AM
Plenary 3 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Plenary 3

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 2 - Beyond the Standard Model - SUSY TR2 - Plenary 3 - Beyond the Standard Model - SUSY


Dr James Alexander Kraus (Michigan State University (US))


We present a search for the pair production of scalar top quarks (stop_1), the lightest supersymmetric partners of the top quarks, in ppbar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.3 fb^-1 collected with the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. Each scalar top quark is assumed to decay into a b quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino (snu). We investigate final states arising from stop_1 \bar{stop_1} --> b\bar{b}\mu\tau snu snu and stop_1 \bar{stop_1} --> b\bar{b}\tau\tau snu snu. With no significant excess of events observed above the background expected from the standard model, we set exclusion limits on this production process in the (m_{stop_1},m_{snu}) plane.

Primary author

Dr James Kraus (University of Mississippi (US))

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