Explaining the HERA anomaly without giving up R-parity conservation Academic Article uri icon


  • We point out that in extended supersymmetric models such as supersymmetric left-right models, it is possible to have leptoquarks that explain the HERA high Q2 anomaly without giving up R-parity conservation. The leptoquarks belong to vectorlike (2, 2, ± 4/3, 3 or 3 *) representations of SU(2)L × SU(2)R × U(1)B-L × SU(3)C (denoted by G2213). Considerations of D-terms imply that the only phenomenologically viable model is the one where the leptoquark couples to positrons and the up quark. Unlike the R-parity violating scenario, the leptoquarks are accompanied by new superpartners,the leptoquarkino which leads to many interesting signatures in other collider experiments. At Tevatron, pair productions of the leptoquarkino will give rise to dilepton signals very distinct from the top productions. These models can lead to unification of gauge coupling constants at a scale of around 1010 GeV implying that grand unification group is not of the usual SU(5) or SO(10) types but rather an automatically R-parity conserving SU(5) × U(5) GUT model recently proposed by one of the authors (R.N.M.) which leads to a stable proton. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters B

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., Mohapatra, R. N., & Nandi, S

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Dutta, B||Mohapatra, RN||Nandi, S

publication date

  • October 1997