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Light Dark Matter Annihilation and Scattering in LHC Detectors
by Martin Bauer, Patrick Foldenauer, Peter Reimitz, Tilman Plehn
- Published as SciPost Phys. 10, 030 (2021)
|As Contributors:||Patrick Foldenauer · Tilman Plehn · Peter Reimitz|
|Arxiv Link:||https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.13551v3 (pdf)|
|Date submitted:||2021-01-25 10:39|
|Submitted by:||Foldenauer, Patrick|
|Submitted to:||SciPost Physics|
We systematically study models with light scalar and pseudoscalar dark matter candidates and their potential signals at the LHC. First, we derive cosmological bounds on models with the Standard Model Higgs mediator and with a new weak-scale mediator. Next, we study two processes inspired by the indirect and direct detection process topologies, now happening inside the LHC detectors. We find that LHC can observe very light dark matter over a huge mass range if it is produced in mediator decays and then scatters with the detector material to generate jets in the nuclear recoil.
Published as SciPost Phys. 10, 030 (2021)
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As also outlined in our reply PDF we have additionally added a paragraph concerning potential contributions to N_eff in the early universe of light (pseudo-)scalar DM.
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