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    Observability of MSSM Higgs bosons via sparticle decay modes in CMS

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    We discuss the possibilities to observe the decays of heavy SUSY Higgs bosons into supersymmetric particles at the LHC. Such an observation would be of interest either in a discovery search if sparticle modes are the dominant ones, or in a study of additional decay modes, bringing information on the SUSY scenario potentially at work. We will focus on the most promising channel where the heavy neutral Higgses decay into a pair of next-to-lightest neutralinos, followed by their decay into two leptons and the LSP, thus leading to four isolated leptons + missing E_T as the main final state signature. A study with the CMS detector shows that the background (SM + SUSY) can be sufficiently suppressed and that in the mass region between m_A = 230 and 450 GeV, for low and intermediate values of tan beta, the signal would be visible provided neutralinos and sleptons are light enough.Comment: 14 pages, 20 figure

    LHC/ILC Interplay in SUSY Searches

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    Combined analyses at the Large Hadron Collider and at the International Linear Collider are important to reveal precisely the new physics model as, for instance, supersymmetry. Examples are presented where ILC results as input for LHC analyses could be crucial for the identification of signals as well as of the underlying model. The synergy of both colliders leads also to rather accurate SUSY parameter determination and powerful mass constraints even if the scalar particles have masses in the multi-TeV range.Comment: 5 pages, contribution to the proceedings of EPS0

    Strong field effects on physics processes at the Interaction Point of future linear colliders

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    Future lepton colliders will be precision machines whose physics program includes close study of the Higgs sector and searches for new physics via polarised beams. The luminosity requirements of such machines entail very intense lepton bunches at the interaction point with associated strong electromagnetic fields. These strong fields not only lead to obvious phenomena such as beamstrahlung, but also potentially affect every particle physics process via virtual exchange with the bunch fields. For precision studies, strong field effects have to be understood to the sub-percent level. Strong external field effects can be taken into account exactly via the Furry Picture or, in certain limits, via the Quasi-classical Operator method . Significant theoretical development is in progress and here we outline the current state of play.Comment: 6 pages, ICHEP 2012 Proceeding

    Probing the top-quark width through ratios of resonance contributions of e+eW+Wbbˉe^+e^-\rightarrow W^+W^-b\bar{b}

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    We exploit offshell regions in the process e+eW+Wbbˉe^+e^-\rightarrow W^+W^-b\bar{b} to gain access to the top-quark width. Working at next-to-leading order in QCD we show that carefully selected ratios of offshell regions to onshell regions in the reconstructed top and antitop invariant mass spectra are, \emph{independently} of the coupling gtbWg_{tbW}, sensitive to the top-quark width. We explore this approach for different centre of mass energies and initial-state beam polarisations at e+ee^+e^- colliders and briefly comment on the applicability of this method for a measurement of the top-quark width at the LHC.Comment: 31 pages, 10 figures, 2 table

    Photon collimator system for the ILC Positron Source

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    High energy e+e- linear colliders are the next large scale project in particle physics. They need intense sources to achieve the required luminosity. In particular, the positron source must provide about 10E+14 positrons per second. The positron source for the International Linear Collider (ILC) is based on a helical undulator passed by the electron beam to create an intense circularly polarized photon beam. With these photons a longitudinally polarized positron beam is generated; the degree of polarization can be enhanced by collimating the photon beam. However, the high photon beam intensity causes huge thermal load in the collimator material. In this paper the thermal load in the photon collimator is discussed and a flexible design solution is presented.Comment: 22 pages, 19 figures, 8 tables, cross-reference to table 4 fixe

    Identifying the NMSSM by the interplay of LHC and ILC

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    The interplay between the LHC and the e+ee^+ e^- International Linear Collider (ILC) with s=500\sqrt{s}=500 GeV might be crucial for the discrimination between the minimal and next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model. We present an NMSSM scenario, where the light neutralinos have a significant singlino component, that cannot be distinguished from the MSSM by cross sections and mass measurements. Mass and mixing state predictions for the heavier neutralinos from the ILC analysis at different energy stages and comparison with observation at the LHC, lead to clear identification of the particle character and identify the underlying supersymmetric model.Comment: 8 pages, 2 eps figures, revtex4 style Contribution to the `2005 International Linear Collider Workshop - Stanford, U.S.A.

    New Ideas on SUSY Searches at Future Linear Colliders

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    Several results obtained within the SUSY group of the ECFA/DESY linear collider study are presented: (i) a possibility to determine tan beta and the trilinear couplings A_f via polarisation in sfermion decays, (ii) the impact of complex MSSM parameters on the third generation sfermion decays, (iii) determination of CP violation in the complex MSSM via T-odd asymmetries in neutralino production and decay, and (iv) an analysis of the chargino and neutralino mass parameters at one-loop level.Comment: 3 pages, LaTeX, 5 eps figures; talk presented by S. Hesselbach at the International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics (HEP 2003), 17-23 July 2003, Aachen, German
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