Alternative supersymmetric spectra

Lisa Everett, Paul Langacker, Michael Plümacher, Jing Wang

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We describe the features of supersymmetric spectra, alternative to and qualitatively different from that of most versions of the MSSM. The spectra are motivated by extensions of the MSSM with an extra U(1)' gauge symmetry, expected in many grand unified and superstring models, which provide a plausible solution to the μ problem, both for models with supergravity and for gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking. Typically, many or all of the squarks are rather heavy (larger than one TeV), especially for the first two families, as are the sleptons in the supergravity models. However, there is a richer spectrum of Higgs particles, neutralinos, and (possibly) charginos. Concrete examples of such spectra are presented, and the phenomenological implications are briefly discussed. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-241
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Mar 23 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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