One major problem for supersymmetry has been the lack of any experimental motivation. Although scalar neutrinos are usually predicted to be among the lighter new particles, their presence has been expected to be hidden because of their decay into unobserved neutrals. We calculate the decays of the scalar neutrino and show that there may be a substantial rate into charged particles. These decay modes lead to very distinctive signatures for supersymmetry in e+e- physics and in W±, Z0 decays.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics