Electroweak Precision Measurements and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model

Youichi Yamada, Kaoru Hagiwara, Seiji Matsumoto

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Abstract

We discuss supersymmetric contributions to the electroweak precision measurements in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model for two cases: the quark-lepton universality violation δqℓ in charged currents and the ratio Rb = Γ(Z → bb̄)/Γ(Z → hadrons). The recent experimental data suggest deviations from the Standard Model for these observables, at the 1-σ level for the former and at more than 3-σ level for the latter. We analyze the non-oblique corrections from the SUSY particles to explain these discrepancies. The observed non-zero Sgt may be explained by relatively light sleptons, charginos and neutralinos. Although the observed excess of Rb can be explained by very light scalar top and chargino for low tan β, this interpretation is severely constrained by the opening of exotic decay modes for the top quark.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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