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Title: Prospects for axion detection in natural SUSY with mixed axion-higgsino dark matter: back to invisible?

Abstract

Under the expectation that nature is natural, we extend the Standard Model to include SUSY to stabilize the electroweak sector and PQ symmetry to stabilize the QCD sector. Then natural SUSY arises from a Kim-Nilles solution to the SUSY μ problem which allows for a little hierarchy where μ~ $f$ $$^{2}_{a}$$/MP~ 100-300 GeV while the SUSY particle mass scale mSUSY~ 1-10 TeV >> μ. Dark matter then consists of two particles: a higgsino-like WIMP and a SUSY DFSZ axion. The range of allowed axion mass values ma depends on the mixed axion-higgsino relic density. Here, the range of ma is actually restricted in this case by limits on WIMPs from direct and indirect detection experiments. We plot the expected axion detection rate at microwave cavity experiments. The axion-photon-photon coupling is severely diminished by charged higgsino contributions to the anomalous coupling. In this case, the axion may retreat, at least temporarily, back into the regime of near invisibility. From our results, we urge new ideas for techniques which probe both deeper and more broadly into axion coupling versus axion mass parameter space.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]
  1. Inst. for Basic Science (IBS), Daejeon (Korea)
  2. Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1777467
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1705.01134
Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0009956
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 06; Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; axions; supersymmetry; dark matter experiments; dark matter theory; supersymmetry and cosmology

Citation Formats

Bae, Kyu Jung, Baer, Howard, and Serce, Hasan. Prospects for axion detection in natural SUSY with mixed axion-higgsino dark matter: back to invisible?. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/024.
Bae, Kyu Jung, Baer, Howard, & Serce, Hasan. Prospects for axion detection in natural SUSY with mixed axion-higgsino dark matter: back to invisible?. United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/024
Bae, Kyu Jung, Baer, Howard, and Serce, Hasan. Mon . "Prospects for axion detection in natural SUSY with mixed axion-higgsino dark matter: back to invisible?". United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/024. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1777467.
@article{osti_1777467,
title = {Prospects for axion detection in natural SUSY with mixed axion-higgsino dark matter: back to invisible?},
author = {Bae, Kyu Jung and Baer, Howard and Serce, Hasan},
abstractNote = {Under the expectation that nature is natural, we extend the Standard Model to include SUSY to stabilize the electroweak sector and PQ symmetry to stabilize the QCD sector. Then natural SUSY arises from a Kim-Nilles solution to the SUSY μ problem which allows for a little hierarchy where μ~ $f$ $^{2}_{a}$/MP~ 100-300 GeV while the SUSY particle mass scale mSUSY~ 1-10 TeV >> μ. Dark matter then consists of two particles: a higgsino-like WIMP and a SUSY DFSZ axion. The range of allowed axion mass values ma depends on the mixed axion-higgsino relic density. Here, the range of ma is actually restricted in this case by limits on WIMPs from direct and indirect detection experiments. We plot the expected axion detection rate at microwave cavity experiments. The axion-photon-photon coupling is severely diminished by charged higgsino contributions to the anomalous coupling. In this case, the axion may retreat, at least temporarily, back into the regime of near invisibility. From our results, we urge new ideas for techniques which probe both deeper and more broadly into axion coupling versus axion mass parameter space.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/024},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 06,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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