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Title: Higgs portals for thermal Dark Matter. EFT perspectives and the NMSSM

Abstract

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.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Stockholm Univ. (Sweden)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Kavli Inst. for Cosmological Physics (KICP)
  3. Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI (United States)
  4. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Kavli Inst. for Cosmological Physics (KICP); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1431572
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1594034
Report Number(s):
NORDITA-2017-130; FERMILAB-PUB-17-611-T; EFI-17-25; WSU-HEP-1715; arXiv:1712.09873
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; 1645196; TRN: US1802366
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; FG02-13ER41958; AC02-06CH11357; PHY-1607611; SC0009924
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2018; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Baum, Sebastian, Carena, Marcela, Shah, Nausheen R., and Wagner, Carlos E. M. Higgs portals for thermal Dark Matter. EFT perspectives and the NMSSM. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP04(2018)069.
Baum, Sebastian, Carena, Marcela, Shah, Nausheen R., & Wagner, Carlos E. M. Higgs portals for thermal Dark Matter. EFT perspectives and the NMSSM. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP04(2018)069.
Baum, Sebastian, Carena, Marcela, Shah, Nausheen R., and Wagner, Carlos E. M. Thu . "Higgs portals for thermal Dark Matter. EFT perspectives and the NMSSM". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP04(2018)069. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1431572.
@article{osti_1431572,
title = {Higgs portals for thermal Dark Matter. EFT perspectives and the NMSSM},
author = {Baum, Sebastian and Carena, Marcela and Shah, Nausheen R. and Wagner, Carlos E. M.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP04(2018)069},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
issn = {1029-8479},
number = 4,
volume = 2018,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
}

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