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Actual Physics behind Mono-X

by Elias Bernreuther, Jan Horak, Tilman Plehn, Anja Butter

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Elias Bernreuther · Jan Horak · Tilman Plehn
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Preprint Link:  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2018-10-10
Date submitted: 2018-09-29 02:00
Submitted by: Plehn, Tilman
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
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Academic field: Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Approach: Theoretical


Mono-X searches are standard dark matter search strategies at the LHC. First, we show how in the case of initial state radiation they essentially collapse to mono-jet searches. Second, we systematically study mono-X signatures from decays of heavier dark matter states. Direct detection constraints strongly limit our MSSM expectations, but largely vanish for mono-Z and mono-Higgs signals once we include light NMSSM mediators. Finally, the decay topology motivates mono-W-pair and mono-Higgs-pair searches, strengthening and complementing their mono-X counterparts.

Published as SciPost Phys. 5, 034 (2018)

Author comments upon resubmission

We have accommodated all changes suggested by the referees.

List of changes

Discussion of limits without relic density constraint, mono-Wh channel added below Eq.(38).

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Anonymous Report 2 on 2018-10-1 (Invited Report)


I am happy with the new version of the paper and I recommend it to be published.

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Report 1 by Tim Tait on 2018-9-29 (Invited Report)


The article looks complete and correct to me.

  • validity: top
  • significance: high
  • originality: high
  • clarity: top
  • formatting: excellent
  • grammar: perfect

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