Search for scalar top and scalar bottom quarks using the OPAL detector at LEP

K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, N. Altekamp, K. Ametewee, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, J. Bechtluft, C. Beeston, T. Behnke, A. N. BellK. W. Bell, G. Bella, S. Bentvelsen, P. Berlich, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, V. Blobel, I. J. Bloodworth, J. E. Bloomer, M. Bobinski, P. Bock, H. M. Bosch, M. Boutemeur, B. T. Bouwens, S. Braibant, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, C. Burgard, R. Bürgin, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, P. E.L. Clarke, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, S. de Jong, L. A. del Pozo, K. Desch, M. S. Dixit, E. do Couto e Silva, M. Doucet, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, J. E.G. Edwards, P. G. Estabrooks, H. G. Evans, M. Evans, F. Fabbri, P. Fath, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, H. M. Fischer, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, A. Fürtjes, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, T. Geralis, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, C. Hajdu, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, C. K. Hargrove, P. A. Hart, C. Hartmann, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, M. Herndon, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, M. D. Hildreth, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, T. Hilse, P. R. Hobson, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, R. Howard, R. E. Hughes-Jones, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, M. R. Ingram, K. Ishii, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, A. Joly, C. R. Jones, G. Jones, M. Jones, R. W.L. Jones, U. Jost, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, D. Karlen, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, B. J. King, J. Kirk, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, S. Komamiya, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, R. Lahmann, W. P. Lai, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, S. R. Lautenschlager, J. G. Layter, D. Lazic, A. M. Lee, E. Lefebvre, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, C. Lewis, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markus, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, W. Matthews, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, A. I. McNab, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, S. Menke, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, J. Meyer, A. Michelini, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. Morii, U. Müller, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, B. Nellen, B. Nijjhar, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, N. J. Oldershaw, T. Omori, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. Pálinkás, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, M. J. Pearce, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, H. Przysiezniak, D. L. Rees, D. Rigby, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, A. Rooke, E. Ros, A. M. Rossi, M. Rosvick, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, U. Ruppel, D. R. Rust, R. Rylko, K. Sachs, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, M. Sasaki, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, B. Schmitt, S. Schmitt, M. Schröder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, M. Schulz, M. Schumacher, P. Schütz, W. G. Scott, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Sittler, A. Skillman, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, T. J. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, M. Steiert, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, D. Strom, F. Strumia, P. Szymanski, R. Tafirout, S. D. Talbot, S. Tanaka, P. Taras, S. Tarem, M. Thiergen, M. A. Thomson, E. von Törne, S. Towers, I. Trigger, T. Tsukamoto, E. Tsur, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, P. Utzat, R. Kooten, M. Verzocchi, P. Vikas, M. Vincter, E. H. Vokurka, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, J. J. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, J. S. White, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, G. Wolf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek

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The scalar top quark can be the lightest charged supersymmetric particle and it can be lighter than the top quark itself in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. A search for a scalar top quark has been performed using a total data sample of 15.2 pb-1 at centre-of-mass energies of √s =130, 136, and 161 GeV collected with the OPAL detector at LEP. No evidence was found above the background level expected from the Standard Model. The 95% C.L. lower limit on the scalar top quark mass is 58.7 GeV, if the mixing angle between the supersymmetric partners of the left-and right-handed states of the top quark is smaller than π/4. If the mixing angle is zero, the limit is 65.4 GeV. These limits were obtained on the condition that the scalar top quark decays into a charm quark and the lightest neutralino, and that the mass difference between the scalar top quark and the lightest neutralino is larger than 10 GeV. Assuming a relatively light scalar neutrino, we also studied the complementary decay mode of the scalar top quark in which it decays into a bottom quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino. A mass limit on the light scalar bottom quark was also set in this study.

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Pages (from-to)197-210
Number of pages14
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume389
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 5 1996

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Search for scalar top and scalar bottom quarks using the OPAL detector at LEP. / Ackerstaff, K.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Altekamp, N.; Ametewee, K.; Anderson, K. J.; Anderson, S.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Ball, A. H.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Bartoldus, R.; Batley, J. R.; Bechtluft, J.; Beeston, C.; Behnke, T.; Bell, A. N.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bentvelsen, S.; Berlich, P.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Blobel, V.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Bloomer, J. E.; Bobinski, M.; Bock, P.; Bosch, H. M.; Boutemeur, M.; Bouwens, B. T.; Braibant, S.; Brown, R. M.; Burckhart, H. J.; Burgard, C.; Bürgin, R.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. G.; Chrisman, D.; Clarke, P. E.L.; Cohen, I.; Conboy, J. E.; Cooke, O. C.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallapiccola, C.; Dallavalle, G. M.; de Jong, S.; del Pozo, L. A.; Desch, K.; Dixit, M. S.; do Couto e Silva, E.; Doucet, M.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Edwards, J. E.G.; Estabrooks, P. G.; Evans, H. G.; Evans, M.; Fabbri, F.; Fath, P.; Fiedler, F.; Fierro, M.; Fischer, H. M.; Folman, R.; Fong, D. G.; Foucher, M.; Fürtjes, A.; Gagnon, P.; Gary, J. W.; Gascon, J.; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.; Geddes, N. I.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Geralis, T.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Giacomelli, R.; Gibson, V.; Gibson, W. R.; Gingrich, D. M.; Glenzinski, D.; Goldberg, J.; Goodrick, M. J.; Gorn, W.; Grandi, C.; Gross, E.; Grunhaus, J.; Gruwé, M.; Hajdu, C.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hapke, M.; Hargrove, C. K.; Hart, P. A.; Hartmann, C.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Hawkings, R.; Hemingway, R. J.; Herndon, M.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hildreth, M. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hillier, S. J.; Hilse, T.; Hobson, P. R.; Homer, R. J.; Honma, A. K.; Horváth, D.; Howard, R.; Hughes-Jones, R. E.; Hutchcroft, D. E.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Imrie, D. C.; Ingram, M. R.; Ishii, K.; Jawahery, A.; Jeffreys, P. W.; Jeremie, H.; Jimack, M.; Joly, A.; Jones, C. R.; Jones, G.; Jones, M.; Jones, R. W.L.; Jost, U.; Jovanovic, P.; Junk, T. R.; Karlen, D.; Kawagoe, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; King, B. J.; Kirk, J.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Koetke, D. S.; Kokott, T. P.; Kolrep, M.; Komamiya, S.; Kress, T.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Lahmann, R.; Lai, W. P.; Lanske, D.; Lauber, J.; Lautenschlager, S. R.; Layter, J. G.; Lazic, D.; Lee, A. M.; Lefebvre, E.; Lellouch, D.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Lewis, C.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Losty, M. J.; Ludwig, J.; Mannelli, M.; Marcellini, S.; Markus, C.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Martinez, G.; Mashimo, T.; Matthews, W.; Mättig, P.; McDonald, W. J.; McKenna, J.; Mckigney, E. A.; McMahon, T. J.; McNab, A. I.; McPherson, R. A.; Meijers, F.; Menke, S.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Meyer, J.; Michelini, A.; Mikenberg, G.; Miller, D. J.; Mir, R.; Mohr, W.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Morii, M.; Müller, U.; Nagai, K.; Nakamura, I.; Neal, H. A.; Nellen, B.; Nijjhar, B.; Nisius, R.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogren, H. O.; Oldershaw, N. J.; Omori, T.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pálinkás, J.; Pásztor, G.; Pater, J. R.; Patrick, G. N.; Patt, J.; Pearce, M. J.; Petzold, S.; Pfeifenschneider, P.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Plane, D. E.; Poffenberger, P.; Poli, B.; Posthaus, A.; Przysiezniak, H.; Rees, D. L.; Rigby, D.; Robertson, S.; Robins, S. A.; Rodning, N.; Roney, J. M.; Rooke, A.; Ros, E.; Rossi, A. M.; Rosvick, M.; Routenburg, P.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Ruppel, U.; Rust, D. R.; Rylko, R.; Sachs, K.; Sarkisyan, E. K.G.; Sasaki, M.; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharf, F.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schenk, P.; Schmitt, B.; Schmitt, S.; Schröder, M.; Schultz-Coulon, H. C.; Schulz, M.; Schumacher, M.; Schütz, P.; Scott, W. G.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Siroli, G. P.; Sittler, A.; Skillman, A.; Skuja, A.; Smith, A. M.; Smith, T. J.; Snow, G. A.; Sobie, R.; Söldner-Rembold, S.; Springer, R. W.; Sproston, M.; Stahl, A.; Steiert, M.; Stephens, K.; Steuerer, J.; Stockhausen, B.; Strom, D.; Strumia, F.; Szymanski, P.; Tafirout, R.; Talbot, S. D.; Tanaka, S.; Taras, P.; Tarem, S.; Thiergen, M.; Thomson, M. A.; von Törne, E.; Towers, S.; Trigger, I.; Tsukamoto, T.; Tsur, E.; Turcot, A. S.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Utzat, P.; Kooten, R.; Verzocchi, M.; Vikas, P.; Vincter, M.; Vokurka, E. H.; Wäckerle, F.; Wagner, A.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Ward, J. J.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Wells, P. S.; Wermes, N.; White, J. S.; Wilkens, B.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Wolf, G.; Wotton, S.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yamashita, S.; Yekutieli, G.; Zacek, V.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 389, No. 1, 05.12.1996, p. 197-210.

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G. ; Evans, H. G. ; Evans, M. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fath, P. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Folman, R. ; Fong, D. G. ; Foucher, M. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Geralis, T. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Giacomelli, R. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Glenzinski, D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Goodrick, M. J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Gross, E. ; Grunhaus, J. ; Gruwé, M. ; Hajdu, C. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hapke, M. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Hart, P. A. ; Hartmann, C. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Hawkings, R. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herndon, M. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hildreth, M. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hillier, S. J. ; Hilse, T. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Howard, R. ; Hughes-Jones, R. E. ; Hutchcroft, D. E. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Ingram, M. R. ; Ishii, K. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeffreys, P. W. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Joly, A. ; Jones, C. R. ; Jones, G. ; Jones, M. ; Jones, R. W.L. ; Jost, U. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Karlen, D. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; King, B. J. ; Kirk, J. ; Kluth, S. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Koetke, D. S. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Kolrep, M. ; Komamiya, S. ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lahmann, R. ; Lai, W. P. ; Lanske, D. ; Lauber, J. ; Lautenschlager, S. R. ; Layter, J. G. ; Lazic, D. ; Lee, A. M. ; Lefebvre, E. ; Lellouch, D. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Lewis, C. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, M. J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Markus, C. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Matthews, W. ; Mättig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McNab, A. I. ; McPherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Menke, S. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Meyer, J. ; Michelini, A. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mir, R. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Morii, M. ; Müller, U. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nellen, B. ; Nijjhar, B. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oldershaw, N. J. ; Omori, T. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pálinkás, J. ; Pásztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Pearce, M. J. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Posthaus, A. ; Przysiezniak, H. ; Rees, D. L. ; Rigby, D. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rooke, A. ; Ros, E. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rosvick, M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Ruppel, U. ; Rust, D. R. ; Rylko, R. ; Sachs, K. ; Sarkisyan, E. K.G. ; Sasaki, M. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharf, F. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schenk, P. ; Schmitt, B. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schröder, M. ; Schultz-Coulon, H. C. ; Schulz, M. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schütz, P. ; Scott, W. G. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Sittler, A. ; Skillman, A. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Smith, T. J. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Söldner-Rembold, S. ; Springer, R. W. ; Sproston, M. ; Stahl, A. ; Steiert, M. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stockhausen, B. ; Strom, D. ; Strumia, F. ; Szymanski, P. ; Tafirout, R. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Tanaka, S. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomson, M. A. ; von Törne, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trigger, I. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Tsur, E. ; Turcot, A. S. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Utzat, P. ; Kooten, R. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Vikas, P. ; Vincter, M. ; Vokurka, E. H. ; Wäckerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Ward, J. J. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; White, J. S. ; Wilkens, B. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Wolf, G. ; Wotton, S. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Zacek, V. / Search for scalar top and scalar bottom quarks using the OPAL detector at LEP. In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 1996 ; Vol. 389, No. 1. pp. 197-210.
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abstract = "The scalar top quark can be the lightest charged supersymmetric particle and it can be lighter than the top quark itself in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. A search for a scalar top quark has been performed using a total data sample of 15.2 pb-1 at centre-of-mass energies of √s =130, 136, and 161 GeV collected with the OPAL detector at LEP. No evidence was found above the background level expected from the Standard Model. The 95{\%} C.L. lower limit on the scalar top quark mass is 58.7 GeV, if the mixing angle between the supersymmetric partners of the left-and right-handed states of the top quark is smaller than π/4. If the mixing angle is zero, the limit is 65.4 GeV. These limits were obtained on the condition that the scalar top quark decays into a charm quark and the lightest neutralino, and that the mass difference between the scalar top quark and the lightest neutralino is larger than 10 GeV. Assuming a relatively light scalar neutrino, we also studied the complementary decay mode of the scalar top quark in which it decays into a bottom quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino. A mass limit on the light scalar bottom quark was also set in this study.",
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Lewis and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Ludwig and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and C. Markus and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and W. Matthews and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} and McNab, {A. I.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and S. Menke and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and J. Meyer and A. Michelini and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and R. Mir and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and M. Morii and U. M{\"u}ller and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and B. Nellen and B. Nijjhar and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and Oldershaw, {N. J.} and T. Omori and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and J. P{\'a}link{\'a}s and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and Pearce, {M. J.} and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. 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TY - JOUR

T1 - Search for scalar top and scalar bottom quarks using the OPAL detector at LEP

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Altekamp, N.

AU - Ametewee, K.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Bartoldus, R.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Beeston, C.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, A. N.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Berlich, P.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Blobel, V.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bloomer, J. E.

AU - Bobinski, M.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bosch, H. M.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Bouwens, B. T.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Burgard, C.

AU - Bürgin, R.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chrisman, D.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallapiccola, C.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - de Jong, S.

AU - del Pozo, L. A.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - do Couto e Silva, E.

AU - Doucet, M.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Edwards, J. E.G.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Evans, M.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fath, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Foucher, M.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Geralis, T.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Giacomelli, R.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Goodrick, M. J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Hajdu, C.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Hart, P. A.

AU - Hartmann, C.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herndon, M.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hildreth, M. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hillier, S. J.

AU - Hilse, T.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hughes-Jones, R. E.

AU - Hutchcroft, D. E.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ingram, M. R.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeffreys, P. W.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Joly, A.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jones, G.

AU - Jones, M.

AU - Jones, R. W.L.

AU - Jost, U.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - King, B. J.

AU - Kirk, J.

AU - Kluth, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Koetke, D. S.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Kolrep, M.

AU - Komamiya, S.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Lahmann, R.

AU - Lai, W. P.

AU - Lanske, D.

AU - Lauber, J.

AU - Lautenschlager, S. R.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Lazic, D.

AU - Lee, A. M.

AU - Lefebvre, E.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Lewis, C.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Mannelli, M.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Markus, C.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Martinez, G.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Matthews, W.

AU - Mättig, P.

AU - McDonald, W. J.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - Mckigney, E. A.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

AU - McNab, A. I.

AU - McPherson, R. A.

AU - Meijers, F.

AU - Menke, S.

AU - Merritt, F. S.

AU - Mes, H.

AU - Meyer, J.

AU - Michelini, A.

AU - Mikenberg, G.

AU - Miller, D. J.

AU - Mir, R.

AU - Mohr, W.

AU - Montanari, A.

AU - Mori, T.

AU - Morii, M.

AU - Müller, U.

AU - Nagai, K.

AU - Nakamura, I.

AU - Neal, H. A.

AU - Nellen, B.

AU - Nijjhar, B.

AU - Nisius, R.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oakham, F. G.

AU - Odorici, F.

AU - Ogren, H. O.

AU - Oldershaw, N. J.

AU - Omori, T.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Pálinkás, J.

AU - Pásztor, G.

AU - Pater, J. R.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Patt, J.

AU - Pearce, M. J.

AU - Petzold, S.

AU - Pfeifenschneider, P.

AU - Pilcher, J. E.

AU - Pinfold, J.

AU - Plane, D. E.

AU - Poffenberger, P.

AU - Poli, B.

AU - Posthaus, A.

AU - Przysiezniak, H.

AU - Rees, D. L.

AU - Rigby, D.

AU - Robertson, S.

AU - Robins, S. A.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Rooke, A.

AU - Ros, E.

AU - Rossi, A. M.

AU - Rosvick, M.

AU - Routenburg, P.

AU - Rozen, Y.

AU - Runge, K.

AU - Runolfsson, O.

AU - Ruppel, U.

AU - Rust, D. R.

AU - Rylko, R.

AU - Sachs, K.

AU - Sarkisyan, E. K.G.

AU - Sasaki, M.

AU - Sbarra, C.

AU - Schaile, A. D.

AU - Schaile, O.

AU - Scharf, F.

AU - Scharff-Hansen, P.

AU - Schenk, P.

AU - Schmitt, B.

AU - Schmitt, S.

AU - Schröder, M.

AU - Schultz-Coulon, H. C.

AU - Schulz, M.

AU - Schumacher, M.

AU - Schütz, P.

AU - Scott, W. G.

AU - Shears, T. G.

AU - Shen, B. C.

AU - Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.

AU - Sherwood, P.

AU - Siroli, G. P.

AU - Sittler, A.

AU - Skillman, A.

AU - Skuja, A.

AU - Smith, A. M.

AU - Smith, T. J.

AU - Snow, G. A.

AU - Sobie, R.

AU - Söldner-Rembold, S.

AU - Springer, R. W.

AU - Sproston, M.

AU - Stahl, A.

AU - Steiert, M.

AU - Stephens, K.

AU - Steuerer, J.

AU - Stockhausen, B.

AU - Strom, D.

AU - Strumia, F.

AU - Szymanski, P.

AU - Tafirout, R.

AU - Talbot, S. D.

AU - Tanaka, S.

AU - Taras, P.

AU - Tarem, S.

AU - Thiergen, M.

AU - Thomson, M. A.

AU - von Törne, E.

AU - Towers, S.

AU - Trigger, I.

AU - Tsukamoto, T.

AU - Tsur, E.

AU - Turcot, A. S.

AU - Turner-Watson, M. F.

AU - Utzat, P.

AU - Kooten, R.

AU - Verzocchi, M.

AU - Vikas, P.

AU - Vincter, M.

AU - Vokurka, E. H.

AU - Wäckerle, F.

AU - Wagner, A.

AU - Ward, C. P.

AU - Ward, D. R.

AU - Ward, J. J.

AU - Watkins, P. M.

AU - Watson, A. T.

AU - Watson, N. K.

AU - Wells, P. S.

AU - Wermes, N.

AU - White, J. S.

AU - Wilkens, B.

AU - Wilson, G. W.

AU - Wilson, J. A.

AU - Wolf, G.

AU - Wotton, S.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yamashita, S.

AU - Yekutieli, G.

AU - Zacek, V.

PY - 1996/12/5

Y1 - 1996/12/5

N2 - The scalar top quark can be the lightest charged supersymmetric particle and it can be lighter than the top quark itself in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. A search for a scalar top quark has been performed using a total data sample of 15.2 pb-1 at centre-of-mass energies of √s =130, 136, and 161 GeV collected with the OPAL detector at LEP. No evidence was found above the background level expected from the Standard Model. The 95% C.L. lower limit on the scalar top quark mass is 58.7 GeV, if the mixing angle between the supersymmetric partners of the left-and right-handed states of the top quark is smaller than π/4. If the mixing angle is zero, the limit is 65.4 GeV. These limits were obtained on the condition that the scalar top quark decays into a charm quark and the lightest neutralino, and that the mass difference between the scalar top quark and the lightest neutralino is larger than 10 GeV. Assuming a relatively light scalar neutrino, we also studied the complementary decay mode of the scalar top quark in which it decays into a bottom quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino. A mass limit on the light scalar bottom quark was also set in this study.

AB - The scalar top quark can be the lightest charged supersymmetric particle and it can be lighter than the top quark itself in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. A search for a scalar top quark has been performed using a total data sample of 15.2 pb-1 at centre-of-mass energies of √s =130, 136, and 161 GeV collected with the OPAL detector at LEP. No evidence was found above the background level expected from the Standard Model. The 95% C.L. lower limit on the scalar top quark mass is 58.7 GeV, if the mixing angle between the supersymmetric partners of the left-and right-handed states of the top quark is smaller than π/4. If the mixing angle is zero, the limit is 65.4 GeV. These limits were obtained on the condition that the scalar top quark decays into a charm quark and the lightest neutralino, and that the mass difference between the scalar top quark and the lightest neutralino is larger than 10 GeV. Assuming a relatively light scalar neutrino, we also studied the complementary decay mode of the scalar top quark in which it decays into a bottom quark, a charged lepton, and a scalar neutrino. A mass limit on the light scalar bottom quark was also set in this study.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01395-0

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01395-0

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0039484917

VL - 389

SP - 197

EP - 210

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1

ER -