Stealth Supersymmetry simplified

Ji Ji Fan, Rebecca Krall, David Pinner, Matthew Reece, Joshua T. Ruderman

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    Abstract: In Stealth Supersymmetry, bounds on superpartners from direct searches can be notably weaker than in standard supersymmetric scenarios, due to suppressed missing energy. We present a set of simplified models of Stealth Supersymmetry that motivate 13 TeV LHC searches. We focus on simplified models within the Natural Supersymmetry framework, in which the gluino, stop, and Higgsino are assumed to be lighter than other superpartners. Our simplified models exhibit novel decay patterns that differ significantly from topologies of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, with and without R-parity. We determine limits on stops and gluinos from searches at the 8 TeV LHC. Existing searches constitute a powerful probe of Stealth Supersymmetry gluinos with certain topologies. However, we identify simplified models where the gluino can be considerably lighter than 1 TeV. Stops are significantly less constrained in Stealth Supersymmetry than the MSSM, and we have identified novel stop decay topologies that are completely unconstrained by existing LHC searches.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number16
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2016


    • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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