Baryon number violation and string topologies

Torbjörn Sjöstrand, Peter Skands

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Abstract

In supersymmetric scenarios with broken R-parity, baryon number violating sparticle decays become possible. In order to search for such decays, a good understanding of expected event properties is essential. We here develop a complete framework that allows detailed studies. Special attention is given to the hadronization phase, wherein the baryon number violating vertex is associated with the appearance of a junction in the colour confinement field. This allows us to tell where to look for the extra (anti)baryon directly associated with the baryon number violating decay. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-298
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume659
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • Baryon number violation
  • Baryon junction
  • string
  • high-energy colliders
  • fragmentation
  • supersymmetry

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