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Mono-X versus direct searches: simplified models for dark matter at the LHC

Liew, Seng Pei and Papucci, Michele and Vichi, Alessandro and Zurek, Kathryn M. (2017) Mono-X versus direct searches: simplified models for dark matter at the LHC. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017 (6). Art. No. 82. ISSN 1029-8479.

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We consider simplified models for dark matter (DM) at the LHC, focused on mono-Higgs, -Z or -b produced in the final state. Our primary purpose is to study the LHC reach of a relatively complete set of simplified models for these final states, while comparing the reach of the mono-X DM search against direct searches for the mediating particle. We find that direct searches for the mediating particle, whether in di-jets, jets+ Ɇ_T, multi-b+ Ɇ_T, or di-boson+ Ɇ_T, are usually stronger. We draw attention to the cases that the mono-X search is strongest, which include regions of parameter space in inelastic DM, two Higgs doublet, and squark mediated production models with a compressed spectrum.

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Additional Information:© The Authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Article funded by SCOAP3. Received: December 21, 2016. Revised: May 14, 2017. Accepted: May 19, 2017. Published: June 15, 2017. SPL is supported by JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists and the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, MEXT, Japan. MP and KZ are supported by the DoE under contract DE-AC02-05CH11231. AV is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation under grant no. PP00P2-163670.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-05CH11231
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)PP00P2-163670
Subject Keywords:Phenomenological Models
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Official Citation:Liew, S.P., Papucci, M., Vichi, A. et al. J. High Energ. Phys. (2017) 2017: 82.
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