Theories where a fermionic dark matter candidate interacts with the Standard Model through a vector mediator are often studied using minimal models, which are not necessarily anomaly-free. In fact, minimal anomaly-free simplified models are usually strongly constrained by either direct detection experiments or collider searches for dilepton resonances. In this paper, we study the phenomenology of models with a fermionic dark matter candidate that couples axially to a leptophobic vector mediator. Canceling anomalies in these models requires considerably enlarging their field content. For an example minimal scenario we show that the additional fields lead to a potentially much richer phenomenology than the one predicted by the original simplified model. In particular collider searches for pair-produced neutralinos and charginos can be more sensitive than traditional monojet searches in thermally motivated parts of the parameter space where the mediator is outside the reach of current searches.
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- 1 Sonia El Hedri,
- 1 2 Karl Nordström
- 1 Nationaal instituut voor Subatomaire Fysica / National Institute for Subatomic Physics [NIKHEF]
- 2 Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies / Laboratory of Theoretical and High Energy Physics [LPTHE]