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Search for stable hadronizing squarks and gluinosin e + e- collisions up to Ös = 209√s=209 GeV

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Journal publication date11/2003
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Number of pages16
Original languageEnglish


Searches for stable, hadronizing scalar quarks and gluinos are performed using the data collected with the ALEPH detector at LEP. Gluon splitting into a gluino or a squark pair is searched for at centre-of-mass energies around the Z resonance, in the e + e- →\ensuremathqq¯\ensuremathg~\ensuremathg~ and \ensuremathqq¯\ensuremathq~q~¯ processes. Stable squark pair production, and stop pair production with subsequent decays into a stable gluino, \ensurematht~→c\ensuremathg~ , are also directly searched for at centre-of-mass energies from 183 to 209 GeV. Altogether, stable hadronizing stop (sbottom) quarks are excluded up to masses of 95 (92) \ensuremathGeV/c2 , and stable hadronizing gluinos are excluded up to 26.9 \ensuremathGeV/c2 , at 95% confidence level. In the framework of R-parity-conserving supersymmetric models in which the gluino and the stop quark are the two lightest supersymmetric particles, a 95% C.L. lower limit of 80 \ensuremathGeV/c2 is set on the stop quark mass.