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Title: Weak mixing below the weak scale in dark-matter direct detection

Abstract

If dark matter couples predominantly to the axial-vector currents with heavy quarks, the leading contribution to dark-matter scattering on nuclei is either due to one-loop weak corrections or due to the heavy-quark axial charges of the nucleons. We calculate the effects of Higgs and weak gauge-boson exchanges for dark matter coupling to heavy-quark axial-vector currents in an effective theory below the weak scale. By explicit computation, we show that the leading-logarithmic QCD corrections are important, and thus resum them to all orders using the renormalization group.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. TU Dortmund (Germany). Faculty of Physics
  2. Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  3. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Enrico Fermi Inst.
  4. Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States); Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1503541
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1593736
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0009919; SC0011784
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2018; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Beyond Standard Model; perturbative QCD; renormalization group; resummation

Citation Formats

Brod, Joachim, Grinstein, Benjamin, Stamou, Emmanuel, and Zupan, Jure. Weak mixing below the weak scale in dark-matter direct detection. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/jhep02(2018)174.
Brod, Joachim, Grinstein, Benjamin, Stamou, Emmanuel, & Zupan, Jure. Weak mixing below the weak scale in dark-matter direct detection. United States. doi:10.1007/jhep02(2018)174.
Brod, Joachim, Grinstein, Benjamin, Stamou, Emmanuel, and Zupan, Jure. Wed . "Weak mixing below the weak scale in dark-matter direct detection". United States. doi:10.1007/jhep02(2018)174. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503541.
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author = {Brod, Joachim and Grinstein, Benjamin and Stamou, Emmanuel and Zupan, Jure},
abstractNote = {If dark matter couples predominantly to the axial-vector currents with heavy quarks, the leading contribution to dark-matter scattering on nuclei is either due to one-loop weak corrections or due to the heavy-quark axial charges of the nucleons. We calculate the effects of Higgs and weak gauge-boson exchanges for dark matter coupling to heavy-quark axial-vector currents in an effective theory below the weak scale. By explicit computation, we show that the leading-logarithmic QCD corrections are important, and thus resum them to all orders using the renormalization group.},
doi = {10.1007/jhep02(2018)174},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 2,
volume = 2018,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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