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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-5-1998

Publication Title

Physical Review D

ISSN

1550-7998

Volume

58

Issue/No.

1

First Page

1

Last Page

20

Abstract

In the minimal supergravity model (MSUGRA), as the parameter tanβ increases, the charged Higgs boson and light bottom squark masses decrease, which can potentially increase contributions from tH±, ̃gbj and Zibj loops in the decay →bsγ. We update a previous QCD improved →bsγ decay calculation to include in addition the effects of gluino and neutralino loops. We find that, in the MSUGRA model, loops involving charginos also increase, and dominate over tW, tH±, ̃g̃q and Zĩq contributions for tanβ≳5−10. We find for large values of tanβ∼35 that most of the parameter space of the MSUGRA model for μ<0 is ruled out due to too large a value of branching ratio B(→bsγ). For μ>0 and large tanβ, most of parameter space is allowed, although the regions with the least fine-tuning (low m0 and m1/2) are ruled out due to too low a value of B(→bsγ). We compare the constraints from →bsγ to constraints from the neutralino relic density, and to expectations for sparticle discovery at CERN LEP2 and the Fermilab Tevatron p¯p colliders. Finally, we show that non-universal GUT scale soft breaking squark mass terms can enhance gluino loop contributions to →bsγ decay rate even if these are diagonal.

Comments

©1998 American Physical Society

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.58.015007

Peer Reviewed

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