Experimental evidence against goldstone bosons with only pairwise interactions: More difficulties for broken R-invariance in supersymmetric theories

Glennys R. Farrar, Ezio Maina

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    It is well known that Goldstone bosons cannot couple directly to quarks, except very weakly, without conflict with axion search experiments. We show here that beam-dump experiments also exclude the interesting possibility of Goldstone bosons which are semi-strongly coupled to hadrons through gluons, but only interact in pairs due to a vanishing QCD anomaly. Supersymmetric models with spontaneously broken R-invariance are an example of a class of models which could have exhibited such behavior.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)334-336
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Jul 7 1983


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    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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