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Title: A 750 GeV messenger of dark conformal symmetry breaking

The tentative hints for a diphoton resonance at a mass of ~750 GeV from the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the LHC may be interpreted as first contact with a “dark” sector with a spontaneously broken conformal symmetry. The implied TeV scale of the dark sector may be motivated by the interaction strength required to accommodate a viable thermal relic dark matter (DM) candidate. We model the conformal dynamics using a Randall-Sundrum-type five-dimensional geometry whose IR boundary is identified with the dynamics of the composite dark sector, while the Standard Model (SM) matter content resides on the UV boundary, corresponding to “elementary” fields. We allow the gauge fields to reside in the five-dimensional bulk, which can be minimally chosen to be SU(3)c×U(1)Y. The “dark” radion is identified as the putative 750 GeV resonance. Heavy vectorlike fermions, often invoked to explain the diphoton excess, are not explicitly present in our model and are not predicted to appear in the spectrum of TeV scale states. Our minimal setup favors scalar DM of O(TeV) mass. A generic expectation in this scenario, suggested by DM considerations, is the appearance of vector bosons at ~ few TeV, corresponding to the gluon and hypercharge Kaluza-Klein (KK)more » modes that couple to UV boundary states with strengths that are suppressed uniformly compared to their SM values. Furthermore, our analysis suggests that these KK modes could be within the reach of the LHC in the coming years.« less
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; KA2401012
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; SC0012704
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; symmetry; HET; ATLAS; CMS; dark; matter; diphoton; TeV; DM
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1240208