DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Anapole dark matter via vector boson fusion processes at the LHC

Abstract

Dark matter that is electrically neutral but couples to the electromagnetic current through higher-dimensional operators constitutes an interesting class of models. We investigate this class of models at the Large Hadron Collider, focusing on the anapole moment operator in an effective field theory (EFT) framework, and utilizing the vector boson fusion (VBF) topology. Assuming proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV, we present the VBF anapole dark matter (ADM) cross sections and kinematic distributions as functions of the free parameters of the EFT, the cutoff scale Λ and the ADM mass mχ. We find that the distinctive VBF topology of two forward jets and large dijet pseudorapidity gap is effective at reducing SM backgrounds, leading to a 5σ discovery reach for all kinematically allowed ADM masses with Λ ≤ 1.62 (1.1) TeV, assuming an integrated luminosity of 3000 (100) fb–1.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1545443
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1611269
Grant/Contract Number:  
desc0009956; SC0009956
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 100 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Astronomy & Astrophysics; Physics; Electroweak interaction; Particle dark matter; Particle decays; Particle interactions

Citation Formats

Flórez, Andrés, Gurrola, Alfredo, Johns, Will, Maruri, Jessica, Sheldon, Paul, Sinha, Kuver, and Starko, Savanna Rae. Anapole dark matter via vector boson fusion processes at the LHC. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016017.
Flórez, Andrés, Gurrola, Alfredo, Johns, Will, Maruri, Jessica, Sheldon, Paul, Sinha, Kuver, & Starko, Savanna Rae. Anapole dark matter via vector boson fusion processes at the LHC. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016017
Flórez, Andrés, Gurrola, Alfredo, Johns, Will, Maruri, Jessica, Sheldon, Paul, Sinha, Kuver, and Starko, Savanna Rae. Mon . "Anapole dark matter via vector boson fusion processes at the LHC". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016017.
@article{osti_1545443,
title = {Anapole dark matter via vector boson fusion processes at the LHC},
author = {Flórez, Andrés and Gurrola, Alfredo and Johns, Will and Maruri, Jessica and Sheldon, Paul and Sinha, Kuver and Starko, Savanna Rae},
abstractNote = {Dark matter that is electrically neutral but couples to the electromagnetic current through higher-dimensional operators constitutes an interesting class of models. We investigate this class of models at the Large Hadron Collider, focusing on the anapole moment operator in an effective field theory (EFT) framework, and utilizing the vector boson fusion (VBF) topology. Assuming proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV, we present the VBF anapole dark matter (ADM) cross sections and kinematic distributions as functions of the free parameters of the EFT, the cutoff scale Λ and the ADM mass mχ. We find that the distinctive VBF topology of two forward jets and large dijet pseudorapidity gap is effective at reducing SM backgrounds, leading to a 5σ discovery reach for all kinematically allowed ADM masses with Λ ≤ 1.62 (1.1) TeV, assuming an integrated luminosity of 3000 (100) fb–1.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016017},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 1,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016017

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 3 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Search for supersymmetry in the vector-boson fusion topology in proton-proton collisions at s = 8 $$ \sqrt{s}=8 $$ TeV
journal, November 2015

  • Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2015)189

Vector boson fusion processes as a probe of supersymmetric electroweak sectors at the LHC
journal, February 2013


Probing compressed bottom squarks with boosted jets and shape analysis
journal, November 2015


Probing compressed top squark scenarios at the LHC at 14 TeV
journal, November 2014


Simplified dark matter models with charged mediators: prospects for direct detection
journal, October 2016

  • Sandick, Pearl; Sinha, Kuver; Teng, Fei
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2016, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2016)018

The dark penguin shines light at colliders
journal, July 2015

  • Primulando, Reinard; Salvioni, Ennio; Tsai, Yuhsin
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2015)031

Light dark states with electromagnetic form factors
journal, January 2019


Observation of the Higgs boson decay to a pair of τ leptons with the CMS detector
journal, April 2018


A brief introduction to PYTHIA 8.1
journal, June 2008

  • Sjöstrand, Torbjörn; Mrenna, Stephen; Skands, Peter
  • Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 178, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2008.01.036

Dark-matter electric and magnetic dipole moments
journal, October 2004


Electromagnetic properties of dark matter: Dipole moments and charge form factor
journal, January 2011


Mapping monojet constraints onto simplified dark matter models
journal, June 2015

  • Jacques, Thomas; Nordström, Karl
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2015)142

PDF4LHC recommendations for LHC Run II
journal, January 2016

  • Butterworth, Jon; Carrazza, Stefano; Cooper-Sarkar, Amanda
  • Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol. 43, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/43/2/023001

Erratum: Dark-matter electric and magnetic dipole moments [Phys. Rev. DPRVDAQ0556-2821 70 , 083501 (2004)10.1103/PhysRevD.70.083501]
journal, April 2006


DELPHES 3: a modular framework for fast simulation of a generic collider experiment
journal, February 2014

  • de Favereau, J.; Delaere, C.; Demin, P.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2014)057

FeynRules – Feynman rules made easy
journal, September 2009


Experimental consequences and constraints for magninos
journal, August 1987


Anapole dark matter at the LHC
journal, February 2014


The automated computation of tree-level and next-to-leading order differential cross sections, and their matching to parton shower simulations
journal, July 2014

  • Alwall, J.; Frederix, R.; Frixione, S.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2014)079

Expanding the reach of heavy neutrino searches at the LHC
journal, March 2018


Collider constraints on dipole-interacting dark matter
journal, March 2012


Loopy constraints on leptophilic dark matter and internal bremsstrahlung
journal, April 2014

  • Kopp, Joachim; Michaels, Lisa; Smirnov, Juri
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 04
  • DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2014/04/022

Searches for dark matter at the LHC: A multivariate analysis in the mono- Z channel
journal, December 2015


Comparative study of various algorithms for the merging of parton showers and matrix elements in hadronic collisions
journal, December 2007


Probing compressed sleptons at the LHC using vector boson fusion processes
journal, March 2015


Collider detection of dark matter electromagnetic anapole moments
journal, March 2018


Collider searches for dark matter in events with a Z boson and missing energy
journal, April 2013


Anapole dark matter
journal, May 2013


Probing Dark Matter at the LHC Using Vector Boson Fusion Processes
journal, August 2013


Detection of galactic halo magninos via their coherent interaction with heavy nuclei
journal, January 1988


Light dark matter anomalies after LUX
journal, January 2014


Dark moments and the DAMA-CoGeNT puzzle
journal, October 2010


Probing heavy spin-2 bosons with γ γ final states from vector boson fusion processes at the LHC
journal, February 2019


Detecting technibaryon dark matter
journal, January 1994


Accidental composite dark matter
journal, July 2015

  • Antipin, Oleg; Redi, Michele; Strumia, Alessandro
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2015)039

Searching for new heavy neutral gauge bosons using vector boson fusion processes at the LHC
journal, April 2017


On the validity of the effective field theory for dark matter searches at the LHC, part II: complete analysis for the s-channel
journal, June 2014

  • Busoni, Giorgio; De Simone, Andrea; Gramling, Johanna
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 06
  • DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2014/06/060

Direct and indirect limits on the electro-magnetic form factors of WIMPs
journal, May 2000