A calculation is presented of the radiative decay of the γ (nS) into a bound state of bottom squarks. Predictions are provided of the branching fraction as a function of the masses of the bottom squark and the gluino. Branching fractions as large as several times 10-4 are obtained for supersymmetric particle masses in the range suggested by the analysis of bottom-quark production cross sections. Data are shown that limit the range of allowed masses. Forthcoming high-statistics data from the CLEO Collaboration offer possibilities of discovery or significant new bounds on the existence and masses of supersymmetric particles.
|Number of pages
|Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
|Published - 2003 Jan 23
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We acknowledge valuable conversations with D. Besson, R. Galik, Jik Lee, S. Nam, D. Son, and M. Tuts. Work in the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory is supported by the US Department of Energy, Division of High Energy Physics, under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38.
- Bottom squark
- Upsilon decay
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics