H1 Collaboration, The and Henderson, Robert C. W. and Sloan, Terry (2005) Search for light gravitinos in events with photons and missing transverse momentum at HERA. Physics Letters B, 616 (1-2). pp. 31-42. ISSN 0370-2693Full text not available from this repository.
A search for gravitinos produced in e±p collisions is performed using the H1 detector at HERA. The data were taken at a centre-of-mass energy of 319 GeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 64.3 pb−1 for e+p collisions and 13.5 pb−1 for e−p collisions. If R-parity is not conserved, the t-channel exchange of a selectron can produce a neutralino, which, in models where the gravitino is the lightest supersymmetric particle, subsequently decays into a photon and a light gravitino. The resulting event signature, which involves an isolated photon, a jet and missing transverse energy, is analysed for the first time at HERA. No deviation from the Standard Model is found. Exclusion limits on the cross section and on R-parity-violating Yukawa couplings are derived in a Gauge Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking scenario. The results are independent of the squark sector. Neutralinos and supersymmetric partners of the left-handed electron with masses up to 112 GeV and 164 GeV, respectively, can be ruled out at the 95% confidence level for R-parity-violating couplings λ′ equal to 1, in some parts of the parameter space of the considered model.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physics Letters B|
|Additional Information:||Author list is partial - see original article for full author list.|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Ms Margaret Calder|
|Deposited On:||07 Jul 2008 14:36|
|Last Modified:||17 Sep 2013 10:47|
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