Calculation of Top Squark Production in Proton-Proton Collisions

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Though the Standard Model of particle physics is an elegant theory which has been studied extensively for decades, it leaves many fundamental questions unanswered and is thus widely believed to be incomplete. Possible extensions to the Standard Model (SM) have been postulated and are in the process of being investigated experimentally. The most promising extension is the Minimal Supersymmetric Model (MSSM) which relates every SM particle to a superpartner that differs by 1/2 unit of spin. The lightest supersymmetric quark, or squark, is expected to be the stop, and the search for this particle is an important experimental task. In ... continued below

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Linville, Andrea J. & /Washington U., St. Louis /SLAC August 25, 2010.

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Though the Standard Model of particle physics is an elegant theory which has been studied extensively for decades, it leaves many fundamental questions unanswered and is thus widely believed to be incomplete. Possible extensions to the Standard Model (SM) have been postulated and are in the process of being investigated experimentally. The most promising extension is the Minimal Supersymmetric Model (MSSM) which relates every SM particle to a superpartner that differs by 1/2 unit of spin. The lightest supersymmetric quark, or squark, is expected to be the stop, and the search for this particle is an important experimental task. In this analysis, we use parton-model methods to predict the stop production cross section in proton-proton collisions at LHC energies.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-TN-10-010
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/992938 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 992938
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1013199

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Linville, Andrea J. & /Washington U., St. Louis /SLAC. Calculation of Top Squark Production in Proton-Proton Collisions, report, August 25, 2010; [California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1013199/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.