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    Lepton Flavour Violation in charged leptons within SUSY-seesaw

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    In this paper we review our main results for Lepton Flavour Violating (LFV) semileptonic tau decays and muon-electron conversion in nuclei within the context of two Constrained SUSY-Seesaw Models, the CMSSM and the NUHM. The relevant spectrum is that of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model extended by three right handed neutrinos, νRi\nu_{R_i} and their corresponding SUSY partners, ν~Ri{\tilde \nu}_{R_i}, (i=1,2,3i=1,2,3). We use the seesaw mechanism for neutrino mass generation and choose a parameterisation of this mechanism that allows us to incorporate the neutrino data in our analysis of LFV processes. In addition to the full one-loop results for the rates of these processes, we will also review the set of simple formulas, valid at large tanβ\tan \beta, which are very useful to compare with present experimental bounds. The sensitivity to SUSY and Higgs sectors in these processes will also be discussed. This is a very short summary of the works in Refs. \cite{Arganda:2008jj} and \cite{Arganda:2007jw} to which we refer the reader for more details.Comment: 6 pages, 6 figures. To be published in the proceedings of the Tau08 Conference, Novosibirsk, Russia, 22-25 September 200

    Top-quark Polarization and Asymmetries at the LHC in the Effective Description of Squark Interactions

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    A detailed study of top-quark polarizations and ttˉt \bar t charge asymmetries, induced by top-squark-pair production at the LHC and the subsequent decays t~tχ~10\tilde t \to t \tilde \chi_1^0, is performed within the effective description of squark interactions, which includes the effective Yukawa couplings and another logarithmic term encoding the supersymmetry breaking. This effective approach is more suitable for its introduction into Monte-Carlo simulations and we make use of its implementation in {\tt MadGraph} in order to investigate the possibilities of the charge asymmetry ACA_\text{C}, measured at the LHC and consistent with SM expectations, to discriminate among different SUSY scenarios and analyze the implications of these scenarios in the top polarizations and related observables.Comment: LaTeX file. 27 pages, 6 figures, 10 tables: v3 matches published manuscript Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) 1, 3

    Discriminating between SUSY and Non-SUSY Higgs Sectors through the Ratio Hbbˉ/Hτ+τH \to b \bar b / H \to \tau^+ \tau^- with a 125 GeV Higgs boson

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    It is still an open question whether the new scalar particle discovered at the LHC with a mass of 125 GeV is the SM Higgs boson or it belongs to models of new physics with an extended Higgs sector, as the MSSM or 2HDM. The ratio of branching fractions RR = BR(HbbˉH \to b \bar b)/BR(Hτ+τH \to \tau^+ \tau^-) of Higgs boson decays is a powerful tool in order to distinguish the MSSM Higgs sector from the SM or non-supersymmetric 2HDM. This ratio receives large renormalization-scheme independent radiative corrections in supersymmetric models at large tanβ\tan\beta, which are insensitive to the SUSY mass scale and absent in the SM or 2HDM. Making use of the current LHC data and the upcoming new results on Higgs couplings to be reported by ATLAS and CMS collaborations and in a future linear collider, we develop a detailed and updated study of this ratio RR which improves previous analyses and sets the level of accuracy needed to discriminate between models.Comment: 11 pages, 3 figures, 1 tabl

    Imprints of massive inverse seesaw model neutrinos in lepton flavor violating Higgs boson decays

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    In this paper we consider a Higgs boson with mass and other properties compatible with those of the recently discovered Higgs particle at the LHC, and explore the possibility of new Higgs leptonic decays, beyond the standard model, with the singular feature of being lepton flavor violating (LFV). We study these LFV Higgs decays, HlklˉmH \to l_k\bar l_m, within the context of the inverse seesaw model (ISS) and consider the most generic case where three additional pairs of massive right-handed singlet neutrinos are added to the standard model particle content. We require in addition that the input parameters of this ISS model are compatible with the present neutrino data and other constraints, like perturbativity of the neutrino Yukawa couplings. We present a full one-loop computation of the BR(HlklˉmH \to l_k\bar l_m) rates for the three possible channels, lklˉm=μτˉ,eτˉ,eμˉl_k\bar l_m=\mu \bar \tau,\, e \bar \tau,\, e \bar \mu, and analyze in full detail the predictions as functions of the various relevant ISS parameters. We study in parallel the correlated one-loop predictions for the radiative decays, lmlkγl_m \to l_k \gamma, within this same ISS context, and require full compatibility of our predictions with the present experimental bounds for the three radiative decays, μeγ\mu \to e \gamma, τμγ\tau \to \mu \gamma, and τeγ\tau \to e \gamma. After exploring the ISS parameter space we conclude on the maximum allowed LFV Higgs decay rates within the ISS.Comment: 29 pages, 13 figures, 1 table, 1 appendix: v4 matches the manuscript published in PR

    Exotic μτjj\mu\tau j j events from heavy ISS neutrinos at the LHC

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    In this letter we study new relevant phenomenological consequences of the right-handed heavy neutrinos with masses at the O(1){\cal O}(1) TeV energy scale, working within the context of the Inverse Seesaw Model that includes three pairs of quasi-degenerate pseudo-Dirac heavy neutrinos. We propose a new exotic signal of these heavy neutrinos at the CERN Large Hadron Collider containing a muon, a tau lepton, and two jets in the final state, which is based on the interesting fact that this model can incorporate large Lepton Flavor Violation for specific choices of the relevant parameters, particularly, the neutrino Yukawa couplings. We will show here that an observable number of μτjj\mu\tau jj exotic events, without missing energy, can be produced at this ongoing run of the LHC.Comment: 7 pages, 4 figures. This version v3 matches the manuscript published in Physics Letters

    Analysis of the h,H,Aτμh, H, A \to \tau \mu decays induced from SUSY loops within the Mass Insertion Approximation

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    In this paper we study the lepton favor violating decay channels of the neutral Higgs bosons of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model into a lepton and an anti-lepton of different flavor. We work in the context of the most general flavor mixing scenario in the slepton sector, in contrast to the minimal flavor violation assumption more frequently used. Our analytic computation is a one-loop diagrammatic one, but in contrast to the full one-loop computation which is usually referred to the physical slepton mass basis, we use here instead the Mass Insertion Approximation (MIA) which uses the electroweak interaction slepton basis and treats perturbatively the mass insertions changing slepton flavor. By performing an expansion in powers of the external momenta in the relevant form factors, we will be able to separate explicitly in the analytic results the leading non-decoupling (constant at asymptotically large sparticle masses) and the next to leading decoupling contributions (decreasing with the sparticle masses). Our final aim is to provide a set of simple analytic formulas for the form factors and the associated effective vertices, that we think may be very useful for future phenomenological studies of the lepton flavor violating Higgs boson decays, and for their comparison with data. The accuracy of the numerical results obtained with the MIA are also analyzed and discussed here in comparison with the full one-loop results. Our most optimistic numerical estimates for the three neutral Higgs boson decays channels into τ\tau and μ\mu leptons, searching for their maximum rates that are allowed by present constraints from τμγ\tau \to \mu \gamma data and beyond Standard Model Higgs boson searches at the LHC, are also included.Comment: 37 pages, 16 figures, 3 appendices. This version v3 matches the manuscript published in JHE