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Search for supersymmetric particles with R-parity violation in Z decays

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Journal publication date1995
JournalPhysics Letters B
Journal number1-2
Volume349
Number of pages15
Pages238-252
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Searches for supersymmetric particles produced in e+e− interactions at the Z peak have been performed under the assumptions that R-parity is not conserved, that the dominant R-parity violating coupling involves only leptonic fields, and that the lifetime of the lightest supersymmetric particle can be neglected. In a data sample collected by the ALEPH detector at LEP up to 1993, and corresponding to almost two million hadronic Z decays, no signal was observed. As a result, supersymmetric particle masses and couplings are at least as well constrained as under the usual assumption of R-parity conservation.