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Title: Lepton flavors at the early CERN LHC experiments as the footprints of the dark matter producing mechanisms

Abstract

The minimal supergravity (mSUGRA) parameter space corresponding to light sleptons well within the reach of LHC and relatively light squarks and gluinos (mass {<=}1 TeV) has three regions consistent with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe data on dark matter relic density and direct mass bounds from LEP 2. Each region can lead to distinct leptonic signatures from squark-gluino events during the early LHC experiments (integrated luminosity {approx}10 fb{sup -1} or even smaller) due to the distinct features of the 2-body leptonic decay modes of the electroweak gauginos, produced in squark-gluino decay cascades, in each region. In the much studied stau-LSP coannihilation region with a vanishing common trilinear coupling (A{sub 0}) at the grand unified theory scale, a large fraction of the final states contains electrons and/or muons and e-{mu}-{tau} universality holds to a good approximation. In the not so well-studied scenarios with nonvanishing A{sub 0} both lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) pair annihilation and stau-LSP coannihilation could contribute significantly to the dark matter relic density for even smaller squark-gluino masses. Our simulations using Pythia indicate that the corresponding signatures are final states rich in {tau}-leptons while final states with electrons and muons are suppressed leading to a violation of lepton universality.more » These features may be observed to a lesser extent even in the modified parameter space (with nonzero A{sub 0}) where the coannihilation process dominates. We also show that the generic m-leptons+n-jets+Ee{sub T} signatures without flavor tagging can also discriminate among the three scenarios. However, the signals become more informative if the {tau} and b-jet tagging facilities at the LHC experiments are utilized.« less

Authors:
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  1. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, HC-VII, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700 106 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21254343
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.075030; (c) 2008 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANISOTROPY; ANNIHILATION; APPROXIMATIONS; CERN LHC; COUPLING; DENSITY; FLAVOR MODEL; GRAND UNIFIED THEORY; LEP STORAGE RINGS; LEPTONIC DECAY; LUMINOSITY; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MUONS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SIMULATION; SPARTICLES; SUPERGRAVITY; TAU PARTICLES; TEV RANGE 01-10

Citation Formats

Bhattacharyya, Nabanita, Datta, Amitava, and Poddar, Sujoy. Lepton flavors at the early CERN LHC experiments as the footprints of the dark matter producing mechanisms. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075030.
Bhattacharyya, Nabanita, Datta, Amitava, & Poddar, Sujoy. Lepton flavors at the early CERN LHC experiments as the footprints of the dark matter producing mechanisms. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075030
Bhattacharyya, Nabanita, Datta, Amitava, and Poddar, Sujoy. Wed . "Lepton flavors at the early CERN LHC experiments as the footprints of the dark matter producing mechanisms". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075030.
@article{osti_21254343,
title = {Lepton flavors at the early CERN LHC experiments as the footprints of the dark matter producing mechanisms},
author = {Bhattacharyya, Nabanita and Datta, Amitava and Poddar, Sujoy},
abstractNote = {The minimal supergravity (mSUGRA) parameter space corresponding to light sleptons well within the reach of LHC and relatively light squarks and gluinos (mass {<=}1 TeV) has three regions consistent with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe data on dark matter relic density and direct mass bounds from LEP 2. Each region can lead to distinct leptonic signatures from squark-gluino events during the early LHC experiments (integrated luminosity {approx}10 fb{sup -1} or even smaller) due to the distinct features of the 2-body leptonic decay modes of the electroweak gauginos, produced in squark-gluino decay cascades, in each region. In the much studied stau-LSP coannihilation region with a vanishing common trilinear coupling (A{sub 0}) at the grand unified theory scale, a large fraction of the final states contains electrons and/or muons and e-{mu}-{tau} universality holds to a good approximation. In the not so well-studied scenarios with nonvanishing A{sub 0} both lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) pair annihilation and stau-LSP coannihilation could contribute significantly to the dark matter relic density for even smaller squark-gluino masses. Our simulations using Pythia indicate that the corresponding signatures are final states rich in {tau}-leptons while final states with electrons and muons are suppressed leading to a violation of lepton universality. These features may be observed to a lesser extent even in the modified parameter space (with nonzero A{sub 0}) where the coannihilation process dominates. We also show that the generic m-leptons+n-jets+Ee{sub T} signatures without flavor tagging can also discriminate among the three scenarios. However, the signals become more informative if the {tau} and b-jet tagging facilities at the LHC experiments are utilized.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.78.075030},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21254343}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 7,
volume = 78,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {10}
}