A simple phenomenological parametrization of supersymmetry without R-parity

Mike Bisset, Otto C.W. Kong, Cosmin Macesanu, Lynne H. Orr

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We present a parametrization of the supersymmetric standard model without R-parity that permits efficient phenomenological analyses of the full model without a priori assumptions. Under the parametrization, which is characterized by a single vacuum expectation value for the scalar components of the Y= -1/2 superfields, the expressions for tree-level mass matrices are quite simple. They do not involve the trilinear R-parity violating couplings; however, the bilinear μi terms do enter and cannot be set to zero without additional assumptions. We set up a framework for doing phenomenology and show some illustrative results for fermion mass matrices and related bounds on parameters. We find in particular that large values of tanβ can suppress R-parity violating effects, substantially weakening experimental constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-280
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2 Jul 1998


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