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Title: The Higgs portal above threshold

The discovery of the Higgs boson opens the door to new physics interacting via the Higgs Portal, including motivated scenarios relating to baryogenesis, dark matter, and electroweak naturalness. In this study, we systematically explore the collider signatures of singlet scalars produced via the Higgs Portal at the 14TeV LHC and a prospective 100TeV hadron collider. We focus on the challenging regime where the scalars are too heavy to be produced in the decays of an on-shell Higgs boson, and instead are produced primarily via an o ff-shell Higgs. Assuming these scalars escape the detector, promising channels include missing energy in association with vector boson fusion, monojets, and top pairs. In addition, we forecast the sensitivity of searches in these channels at √s = 14 & 100 TeV and compare collider reach to the motivated parameter space of singlet-assisted electroweak baryogenesis, Higgs Portal dark matter, and neutral naturalness.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  2. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
  3. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  4. Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327248
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0010008
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS Higgs Physics; Beyond Standard Model