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One-poop MSSM predictions forB(_s,d) →ℓ+ℓ- at low tan ß

Tanedo, Philip (2009) One-poop MSSM predictions forB(_s,d) →ℓ+ℓ- at low tan ß. Masters thesis, Durham University.

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Abstract

One of the most promising signals of new physics at colliders is the rare decay B(^0_s) → μ+μ(^-).The LHC will be the first experiment to directly probe this loop- and helicity- suppressed decay channel down to the Standard Model prediction. Deviations from the predicted branching ratio are a signature of new particles in the loops. In particular, it is well known that the MSSM prediction scales as tan(^6) β due to the supersymmetric Higgs penguin diagrams, making this a fertile testing ground for SUSY. In this study we analyse the MSSM prediction for the general B(_s,d) → ℓ+ℓ in the hertofore unexplored low tan beta region of the MSSM parameter space where interference with the box and Z-penguin diagrams could cause the branching ratio to dip below the Standard Model prediction. This decay is particularly important since it could be the first unambigious signal of new physics at the LHC and also guide the future LHCb upgrade.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Science
Thesis Date:2009
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:08 Sep 2011 18:24

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