Electroweak precision measurements in supersymmetric models with a U(1) R lepton number

Hugues Beauchesne, Thomas Grégoire

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As experimental constraints on the parameter space of the MSSM and close variations thereof become stronger, the motivation to explore supersymmetric models that challenge some of the standard assumptions of the MSSM also become stronger. For example, models where the gauginos are Dirac instead of Majorana have recently received more attention. Beside allowing for a supersoft SUSY breaking mechanism where the gauginos only provide finite threshold corrections to scalar masses, the cross section for the production of a squark pairs is reduced. In addition, Dirac gauginos can be used to build models that possess a U(1)R symmetry. This symmetry can then be identified with a lepton number, leading to models that are quite different from conventional scenarios. The sneutrinos in these models can acquire a vev and give mass to the leptons and the down-type squark. The phenomenology is novel, combining signatures that are typical of R-parity violating scenarios with signatures arising from leptoquarks. Correspondingly the constraints from electroweak precision data are also different. In these models, one of the leptons mixes with gauginos and superpotential Yukawa couplings can contribute to EWPM at tree level. In addition, lepton universality is broken. In this paper we adapt the operators analysis of Han and Skiba [1] to include the relevant violation of lepton universality, and do a global fit of the model to electroweak precision data, including all relevant tree-level and loop-level effects. We obtain bounds on the vev of the sneutrino and on the superpotential couplings of the model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number51
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Supersymmetric Standard Model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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