### Abstract

We reinterpret the generic CDF charged massive particle limit to obtain a limit on the mass of a stable or long-lived gluino. Various sources of uncertainty are examined. The R-hadron spectrum and scattering cross sections are modeled based on known lowenergy hadron physics and the resultant uncertainties are quantified and found to be small compared to uncertainties from the scale dependence of the NLO pQCD production cross sections. The largest uncertainty in the limit comes from the unknown squark mass: when the squark - gluino mass splitting is small, we obtain a gluino mass limit of 407 GeV, while in the limit of heavy squarks the gluino mass limit is 397 GeV. For arbitrary (degenerate) squark masses, we obtain a lower limit of 322 GeV on the gluino mass. These limits apply for any gluino lifetime longer than ∼ 30 ns, and are the most stringent limits for such a long-lived or stable gluino.

Original language | English (US) |
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Article number | 018 |

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |

Volume | 2011 |

Issue number | 2 |

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State | Published - 2011 |

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### Keywords

- Supersymmetry phenomenology

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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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*Journal of High Energy Physics*,

*2011*(2), [018]. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP02(2011)018

**Limit on the mass of a long-lived or stable gluino.** / Farrar, G. R.; Mackeprang, R.; Milstead, D.; Roberts, J. P.

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T1 - Limit on the mass of a long-lived or stable gluino

AU - Farrar, G. R.

AU - Mackeprang, R.

AU - Milstead, D.

AU - Roberts, J. P.

PY - 2011

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N2 - We reinterpret the generic CDF charged massive particle limit to obtain a limit on the mass of a stable or long-lived gluino. Various sources of uncertainty are examined. The R-hadron spectrum and scattering cross sections are modeled based on known lowenergy hadron physics and the resultant uncertainties are quantified and found to be small compared to uncertainties from the scale dependence of the NLO pQCD production cross sections. The largest uncertainty in the limit comes from the unknown squark mass: when the squark - gluino mass splitting is small, we obtain a gluino mass limit of 407 GeV, while in the limit of heavy squarks the gluino mass limit is 397 GeV. For arbitrary (degenerate) squark masses, we obtain a lower limit of 322 GeV on the gluino mass. These limits apply for any gluino lifetime longer than ∼ 30 ns, and are the most stringent limits for such a long-lived or stable gluino.

AB - We reinterpret the generic CDF charged massive particle limit to obtain a limit on the mass of a stable or long-lived gluino. Various sources of uncertainty are examined. The R-hadron spectrum and scattering cross sections are modeled based on known lowenergy hadron physics and the resultant uncertainties are quantified and found to be small compared to uncertainties from the scale dependence of the NLO pQCD production cross sections. The largest uncertainty in the limit comes from the unknown squark mass: when the squark - gluino mass splitting is small, we obtain a gluino mass limit of 407 GeV, while in the limit of heavy squarks the gluino mass limit is 397 GeV. For arbitrary (degenerate) squark masses, we obtain a lower limit of 322 GeV on the gluino mass. These limits apply for any gluino lifetime longer than ∼ 30 ns, and are the most stringent limits for such a long-lived or stable gluino.

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