Without assuming that Higgs masses have the same values as other scalar masses at the input GUT scale, we combine constraints on the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM) coming from the cold dark matter density with the limits from direct searches at accelerators such as LEP, indirect measurements such as b → sγ decay and the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. The requirement that Higgs masses-squared be positive at the GUT scale imposes important restrictions on the MSSM parameter space, as does the requirement that the LSP be neutral. We analyze the interplay of these constraints in the (μ, mA), (μ, m1/2), (m1/2, m0) and (mA, tan β) planes. These exhibit new features not seen in the corresponding planes in the constrained MSSM in which universality is extended to Higgs masses.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 11 2002|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank Toby Falk for many valuable discussions. The work of K.A.O. and Y.S. was supported partly by DOE grant DE-FG02-94ER-40823.