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Gaugino-pair production in polarized and unpolarized hadron collisions

Abstract : We present an exploratory study of gaugino-pair production in polarized and unpolarized hadron collisions, focusing on the correlation of beam polarization and gaugino/higgsino mixing in the general Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. Helicity-dependent cross sections induced by neutral and charged electroweak currents and squark exchanges are computed analytically in terms of generalized charges, defined similarly for chargino-pair, neutralino-chargino associated, and neutralino-pair production. Our results confirm and extend those obtained previously for negligible Yukawa couplings and non-mixing squarks. Assuming that the lightest chargino mass is known, we show numerically that measurements of the longitudinal single-spin asymmetry at the existing polarized pp collider RHIC and at possible polarization upgrades of the Tevatron or the LHC would allow for a determination of the gaugino/higgsino fractions of charginos and neutralinos. The theoretical uncertainty coming from factorization scale and squark mass variations is generally smaller than the one induced by the polarized parton densities, so that more information on the latter would considerably improve on the analysis.
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J. Debove, B. Fuks, M. Klasen. Gaugino-pair production in polarized and unpolarized hadron collisions. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2008, 78, pp.074020. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.78.074020⟩. ⟨in2p3-00270180⟩



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