Search for Zγ events with large missing transverse energy in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96TeV
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We present the first search for new phenomena in Zγ final states with large missing transverse energy using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 6.2fb -1 collected with the D0 experiment in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96TeV. This signature is predicted in gauge-mediated supersymmetry-breaking models, where the lightest neutralino χ 10 is the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle and is produced in pairs, possibly through decay from heavier supersymmetric particles. The χ 10 can decay either to a Z boson or a photon and an associated gravitino that escapes detection. We exclude this model at the 95% C.L. for supersymmetry-breaking scales of Λ<87TeV. © 2012 American Physical Society.