A stealth supersymmetry sampler

Jiji Fan, Matthew Reece, Joshua T. Ruderman

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    The LHC has strongly constrained models of supersymmetry with traditional missing energy signatures. We present a variety of models that realize the concept of Stealth Supersymmetry, i.e. models with R-parity in which one or more nearly-supersymmetric particles (a "stealth sector") lead to collider signatures with only a small amount of missing energy. The simplest realization involves low-scale supersymmetry breaking, with an R-odd particle decaying to its superpartner and a soft gravitino. We clarify the stealth mechanism and its differences from compressed supersymmetry and explain the requirements for stealth models with high-scale supersymmetry breaking, in which the soft invisible particle is not a gravitino. We also discuss new and distinctive classes of stealth models that couple through a baryon portal or Z' gauge interactions. Finally, we present updated limits on stealth supersymmetry in light of current LHC searches.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number196
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - 2012


    • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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