Gauge mediated supersymmetry signals at the Tevatron involving τ-leptons Academic Article uri icon


  • We consider the phenomenology of GMSB models where the lighter stau is the next to lightest supersymmetric particle. In this situation the dominant signals for supersymmetry at the Tevatron are events where two or three high PΤ τ-leptons accompanied by large missing transverse energy are produced. This leads to signatures that are very different from the photonic signals for GMSB (where the lightest neutralino is the NLSP) and the dilepton and trilepton signals in the usual supergravity models (involving e and/or μ only) that have been investigated extensively. We find that the inclusive 2 τ-jet signature could be observable at the Tevatron Run II, while the inclusive 3 τ-jet signature could be important at Run III. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.

published proceedings

  • Nuclear Physics B

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., Muller, D. J., & Nandi, S

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Dutta, B||Muller, DJ||Nandi, S

publication date

  • April 1999