Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2017:100

Probing the scotogenic FIMP at the LHC

  • Andre G. Hessler
  • Alejandro Ibarra
  • Emiliano Molinaro
  • Stefan Vogl
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

We analyse the signatures at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the scotogenic model, when the lightest Z2-odd particle is a singlet fermion and a feebly interacting massive particle (FIMP). We further assume that the singlet fermion constitutes the dark matter and that it is produced in the early Universe via the freeze-in mechanism. The small couplings required to reproduce the observed dark matter abundance translate into decay-lengths for the next-to-lightest Z2-odd particle which can be macroscopic, potentially leading to spectacular signatures at the LHC. We characterize the possible signals of the model according to the spectrum of the Z2-odd particles and we derive, for each of the cases, bounds on the parameters of the model from current searches.

Keywords

Beyond Standard Model Neutrino Physics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physik-Department T30dTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.CP3-Origins and University of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for Nuclear PhysicsHeidelbergGermany
  4. 4.Institute for Nuclear Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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