Searching for supersymmetry at the SSC

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Supersymmetric (SUSY) models have generated increasing amounts of attention in recent years as a means of understanding the roles of scalar particles in a field theory. Since supersymmetry connects fermions and bosons in a natural framework, theorists are hopeful that it will reduce the freedom surrounding fermions and scalars in the Weinberg-Salam model. No satisfactory model exists at this time, but the structure of the supersymmetric algebra is sufficiently attractive to warrant a serious study of its consequences. It is possible to make a great many predictions which are independent of the choice of a specific model. In this report ... continued below

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Dawson, S.; Savoy-Navarro, A.; Alverson, G.; Barnett, R.M.; Fernandez, E.; Freeman, J. et al. October 1, 1984.

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Supersymmetric (SUSY) models have generated increasing amounts of attention in recent years as a means of understanding the roles of scalar particles in a field theory. Since supersymmetry connects fermions and bosons in a natural framework, theorists are hopeful that it will reduce the freedom surrounding fermions and scalars in the Weinberg-Salam model. No satisfactory model exists at this time, but the structure of the supersymmetric algebra is sufficiently attractive to warrant a serious study of its consequences. It is possible to make a great many predictions which are independent of the choice of a specific model. In this report we make a detailed attempt to study the experimental problems posed by supersymmetric theories and to analyze the capabilities of an SSC to find the many new particles predicted by these theories. The plan of this report is as follows. The present theoretical situation of supersymmetric phenomenology is discussed, and the results contained in the literature are briefly reviewed. The experimental signatures for the production of various SUSY particles are examined with varying assumptions about the SUSY masses and decay scenarios. The background from known physics to events containing the new SUSY particles is discussed. We pay particular attention to the two jet background. A discussion of the characteristics of events containing SUSY particles is given, including the E/sub t/ missing spectra and the average number of jets per event. Trigger requirements necessary to identify SUSY particles are considered. The results of two detector simulations are presented: one is a classical 4..pi.. detector for which we have used the CDF simulation package and the other is a simple 4..pi.. calorimeter. Finally, a Monte Carlo written by R.M. Barnett and H. Haber is discussed, and their results are compared with those obtained from ISAJET. 14 references, 30 figures.

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NTIS, PC A03; 3.

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  • Design and utilization of the superconducting super collider summer study, Snowmass, CO, USA, 23 Jun 1984

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  • Other: DE85004897
  • Report No.: LBL-18479
  • Report No.: CONF-8406198-29
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6014146
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1098943

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Dawson, S.; Savoy-Navarro, A.; Alverson, G.; Barnett, R.M.; Fernandez, E.; Freeman, J. et al. Searching for supersymmetry at the SSC, article, October 1, 1984; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1098943/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.