Published Article / hep-ph / hep-ex LBNL--39578 UCB--PTH--96-50 SCIPP--96-72 RU--96--97 arXiv:hep-ph/9612397

A wide scalar neutrino resonance and b\bar{b} production at LEP

Erler, Jens ; Feng, Jonathan L ; Polonsky, Nir


Abstract: In supersymmetric models with R-parity violation, scalar neutrinos may be produced as s-channel resonances in e^+e^- colliders. We note that within current constraints, the scalar neutrino may have a width of several GeV into b\bar{b} and be produced with large cross section, leading to a novel supersymmetry discovery signal at LEP II. In addition, if the scalar neutrino mass approximately equals m_Z, such a resonance necessarily increases R_b and reduces A_{FB}(b), significantly improving the fit to electroweak data. Bounds from B meson and top quark decays are leading constraints, and we stress the importance of future measurements.

Note: Comments: 8 pages. LaTex + RevTex. Revised to include a discussion of ISR effects. Version to appear in Phys. Rev. Lett

Published in: Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3063 (1997)


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