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    Rare Supersymmetric Top Quark Decays

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    {Two supersymmetric decays of the top quark, \thb and \tstopneu, are discussed within the framework of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model with radiatively induced breaking of SU(2)×U(1)SU(2)\times U(1). The present possibility of detecting these decays, given the available bounds on supersymmetric parameters, is compared with the situation a Next e+ee^+e^- Linear Collider would face if supersymmetric particles were still undiscovered after LEP~II. The indirect implications for \thb and \tstopneu of a possible detection of the bottom quark decay \bsgamma at the Standard Model level are taken into account. } % Invited talk presented to the {\it Workshop on Physics and Experiments with Linear e+ee^+e^- Colliders}, Waikoloa, Hawaii, April 1993Comment: 7 pages, with 8 uuencoded PS figures, PREPRINT DESY 93-098; - few sentences added in the introduction, style file change

    The nrMSSU(5) and universality of soft masses

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    We discuss the problem of universality of the soft, supersymmetry-breaking terms in the minimal supersymmetric SU(5) model (MSSU(5)) completed with flavor-dependent nonrenormalizable operators (NROs), or nrMSSU(5). These are exploited to correct the wrong fermion spectrum and to slow down the too-fast decay rate of the proton that the MSSU(5) model predicts. In general, the presence of such operators in the superpotential and K\"ahler potential gives rise to tree-level flavor- and CP-violating entries in the sfermion mass matrices at the cutoff scale, even when the mediation of supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking is generation and field-type independent. We identify the conditions under which such terms can be avoided.Comment: 4 pages, LateX, to appear in the proceedings of SUSY09, Boston, MA, USA, 5-10 June 200

    Variations on Supersymmetry Breaking and Neutrino Spectra

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    The problem of generating light neutrinos within supersymmetric models is discussed. It is shown that the hierarchy of scales induced by supersymmetry breaking can give rise to suppression factors of the correct order of magnitude to produce experimentally allowed neutrino spectra.Comment: 18 pages, LaTeX, Contribution to "Neutrino Workshop", Fuji-Yoshida, Japan, August 200

    Lightest-neutralino decays in R_p-violating models with dominant lambda^{prime} and lambda couplings

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    Decays of the lightest neutralino are studied in R_p-violating models with operators lambda^{prime} L Q D^c and lambda L L E^c involving third-generation matter fields and with dominant lambda^{prime} and lambda couplings. Generalizations to decays of the lightest neutralino induced by subdominant lambda^{prime} and lambda couplings are straightforward. Decays with the top-quark among the particles produced are considered, in addition to those with an almost massless final state. Phenomenological analyses for examples of both classes of decays are presented. No specific assumption on the composition of the lightest neutralino is made, and the formulae listed here can be easily generalized to study decays of heavier neutralinos. It has been recently pointed out that, for a sizable coupling lambda^{prime}_{333}, tau-sleptons may be copiously produced at the LHC as single supersymmetric particles, in association with top- and bottom-quark pairs. This analysis of neutralino decays is, therefore, a first step towards the reconstruction of the complete final state produced in this case.Comment: 40 pages, 11 figures, version to appear in JHE