Model-independent constraints with extended dark matter EFT



Alanne, Tommi ORCID: 0000-0002-3806-7652, Arcadi, Giorgio, Goertz, Florian, Tenorth, Valentin and Vogl, Stefan
(2020) Model-independent constraints with extended dark matter EFT. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2020 (10).

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Abstract

<jats:title>A<jats:sc>bstract</jats:sc> </jats:title><jats:p>We systematically explore the phenomenology of the recently proposed extended dark matter effective field theory (eDM<jats:sc>eft</jats:sc>), which allows for a consistent effective description of DM scenarios across different energy scales. The framework remains applicable at collider energies and is capable of reproducing the correct relic abundance by including a dynamical mediator particle to the dark sector, while maintaining correlations dictated by gauge invariance in a ‘model-independent’ way. Taking into account present and future constraints from direct- and indirect-detection experiments, from collider searches for missing energy and for scalar resonances in vector-boson, di-jet, and Higgs-pair final states, as well as from the relic abundance as measured by Planck, we determine viable regions in the parameter space, both for scalar and pseudoscalar mediator. In particular, we point out regions where cancellations in the direct-detection cross section appear leading to allowed islands for scalar mediators that could be missed in a naive simplified-model approach, but are present in the full <jats:italic>D</jats:italic> = 5 effective theory, as well as a general opening of the parameter space due to consistently considering all operators at a given mass dimension. Thus, canonical WIMP-like scenarios can survive even the next generation of direct-detection experiments in different mass regimes, while potentially becoming testable at the high-luminosity LHC.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 09:06
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:23
DOI: 10.1007/jhep10(2020)172
Open Access URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/JHEP10(2...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3106180