Search for stable hadronizing squarks and gluinos in e+e - collisions up to √s = 209 GeV

A. Heister, S. Schael, R. Barate, R. Brunelière, I. de Bonis, D. Decamp, C. Goy, S. Jezequel, J. P. Lees, F. Martin, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, B. Trocmé, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-BosmanA. Pacheco, H. Ruiz, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, N. de Filippis, M. de Palma, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, T. Barklow, O. Buchmüller, M. Cattaneo, B. Clerbaux, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, P. Mato, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, G. Sguazzoni, F. Teubert, A. Valassi, I. Videau, F. Badaud, S. Dessagne, A. Falvard, D. Fayolle, P. Gay, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, D. Pallin, J. M. Pascolo, P. Perret, J. D. Hansen, J. R. Hansen, P. H. Hansen, A. C. Kraan, B. S. Nilsson, A. Kyriakis, C. Markou, E. Simopoulou, A. Vayaki, K. Zachariadou, A. Blondel, J. C. Brient, F. Machefert, A. Rougé, H. Videau, V. Ciulli, E. Focardi, G. Parrini

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Searches for stable, hadronizing scalar quarks and gluinos are performed using the data collected with the ALEPH detector at LEP. Gluon splitting into a gluino or a squark pair is searched for at centre-of-mass energies around the Z resonance, in the e+e- → qq̄g̃g̃ and qq̄q̃q processes. Stable squark pair production, and stop pair production with subsequent decays into a stable gluino, t̃ → cg̃, are also directly searched for at centre-of-mass energies from 183 to 209 GeV. Altogether, stable hadronizing stop (sbottom) quarks are excluded up to masses of 95 (92) GeV/c2, and stable hadronizing gluinos are excluded up to 26.9 GeV/c2, at 95% confidence level. In the framework of R-parity-conserving supersymmetric models in which the gluino and the stop quark are the two lightest supersymmetric particles, a 95% C.L. lower limit of 80 GeV/c2 is set on the stop quark mass.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-342
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


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