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Search for 3- and 4-body decays of the scalar top quark in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt {s}=1.8 TeV.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>19/02/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters B
Number of pages9
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We have searched for the signature of 3- and 4-body decays of pair-produced scalar top quarks (stop) in the inclusive final state containing an electron, a muon, and significant missing transverse energy using a sample of events corresponding to 108.3 pb−1 of data collected with the DØ detector at Fermilab. The search is done in the framework of the minimal supersymmetric standard model assuming that the neutralino ( ) is the lightest supersymmetric particle and is stable. No evidence for a signal is found and we derive cross-section upper limits as a function of stop ( ) and neutralino masses in different decay scenarios leading to the final state.