Towards measuring the stop mixing angle at the LHC
Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Revised: 29 November 2010
Published online: 14 January 2011
We address the question of how to determine the stop mixing angle and its CP-violating phase at the LHC. As an observable we discuss ratios of branching ratios for different decay modes of the light stop to charginos and neutralinos. These observables can have a very strong dependence on the parameters of the stop sector. We discuss in detail the origin of these effects. Using various combinations of the ratios of branching ratios we argue that, depending on the scenario, the observable may be promising in exposing the light stop mass, the mixing angle and the CP phase. This will, however, require a good knowledge of the supersymmetric spectrum, which is likely to be achievable only in combination with results from a linear collider.
© Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica, 2011