Search for the Production of Scalar Bottom Quarks in pp¯ Collisions at s=1.96 TeV Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We report on a search for direct scalar bottom quark (sbottom) pair production in pp collisions at square root(s) = 1.96 TeV, in events with large missing transverse energy and two jets of hadrons in the final state, where at least one of the jets is required to be identified as originating from a b quark. The study uses a collider detector at Fermilab Run II data sample corresponding to 2.65 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity. The data are in agreement with the standard model. In an R-parity conserving minimal supersymmetric scenario, and assuming that the sbottom decays exclusively into a bottom quark and a neutralino, 95% confidence-level upper limits on the sbottom pair production cross section of 0.1 pb are obtained. For neutralino masses below 70 GeV/c2, sbottom masses up to 230 GeV/c2 are excluded at 95% confidence level.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., Adelman, J., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • August 2010