2023 Impact factor 4.2
Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 19, 29-42
DOI: 10.1007/s100520100595

Search for sleptons in e+ e- collisions at $\sqrt{s}
= $183 to 189 GeV

The DELPHI Collaboration
P. Abreu22 and et al.

22  LIP, IST, FCUL - Av. Elias Garcia, 14-1o, 1000 Lisboa Codex, Portugal

(Received: 20 December 2000 / Published online: 23 February 2001 -© Springer-Verlag 2001)

Data taken by the DELPHI experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 183 GeV and 189 GeV with a total integrated luminosity of 212 pb-1 have been used to search for the supersymmetric partners of the electrons, muons, and taus in the context of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). The decay topologies searched for were the direct decay ( ${\mathrm
{\tilde \ell}}\rightarrow\ell{\mathrm {\tilde \chi_1^0}}$), producing acoplanar lepton pairs plus missing energy, and the cascade decay ( ${\mathrm
{\tilde \ell}} \rightarrow \ell{\mathrm {\tilde \chi_2^0}} \rightarrow
\ell\gamma{\mathrm {\tilde \chi_1^0}}$), producing acoplanar lepton and photon pairs plus missing energy. The observed number of events is in agreement with Standard Model predictions. The 95% CL excluded mass limits for selectrons, smuons and staus are $m_{\tilde {e}} \le$ 87 GeV/c2, $m_{\tilde {\mu}} \le$ 80 GeV/c2 and $m_{\tilde {\tau}} \le$ 75 GeV/c2, respectively, for values of $\mu$=-200 GeV/c2 and tan$\beta$=1.5.

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