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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
Ontological classification
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.

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).

Published as SciPost Phys. 5, 034 (2018)

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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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