Search for STaus in IceCube


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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 12. July 2021 - 18:00
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ZOOM-Meeting ID: 91999581729
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'The tau lepton’s supersymmetric partner, the stau, appears in some models as the next-to-lightest particle. This makes it also a long-lived particle. In this scenario, its signature is a long, dim and minimally ionizing track when traveling through the IceCube detector. Independent of their primary energy, the stau tracks appear like low-energy muons in the detector. A potential signal of staus would thus be an excess over muon tracks induced by atmospheric muon neutrinos. Our analysis focuses on the region around the horizon as here the ratio between stau signal and atmospheric background is largest. We will present the sensitivity to constrain the stau mass using IceCube and demonstrate this analysis’s potential with future improvements.'

Authors: Jan-Henrik Schmidt-Dencker | Christian Haack | Stephan Meighen-Berger
Collaboration: IceCube

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Presenter: Jan-Henrik Schmidt-Dencker

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