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Higgs portals for thermal Dark Matter. EFT perspectives and the NMSSM
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC). Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
Number of Authors: 4
2018 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 4, article id 069Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We analyze a low energy effective model of Dark Matter in which the thermal relic density is provided by a singlet Majorana fermion which interacts with the Higgs fields via higher dimensional operators. Direct detection signatures may be reduced if blind spot solutions exist, which naturally appear in models with extended Higgs sectors. Explicit mass terms for the Majorana fermion can be forbidden by a Z(3) symmetry, which in addition leads to a reduction of the number of higher dimensional operators. Moreover, a weak scale mass for the Majorana fermion is naturally obtained from the vacuum expectation value of a scalar singlet field. The proper relic density may be obtained by the s-channel interchange of Higgs and gauge bosons, with the longitudinal mode of the Z boson (the neutral Goldstone mode) playing a relevant role in the annihilation process. This model shares many properties with the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (NMSSM) with light singlinos and heavy scalar and gauge superpartners. In order to test the validity of the low energy effective field theory, we compare its predictions with those of the ultraviolet complete NMSSM. Extending our framework to include Z(3) neutral Majorana fermions, analogous to the bino in the NMSSM, we find the appearance of a new bino-singlino well tempered Dark Matter region.

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2018. no 4, article id 069
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Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM, Beyond Standard Model, Effective Field Theories, Supersymmetric Effective Theories
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Physical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-155905DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2018)069ISI: 000430130300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-155905DiVA, id: diva2:1202773
Available from: 2018-04-30 Created: 2018-04-30 Last updated: 2018-04-30Bibliographically approved

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