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Flavoured Dark Matter moving left

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We investigate the phenomenology of a simplified model of flavoured Dark Matter (DM), with a dark fermionic flavour triplet coupling to the left-handed SU(2) L quark doublets via a scalar mediator. The DM-quark coupling matrix is assumed to constitute the only new source of flavour and CP violation, following the hypothesis of Dark Minimal Flavour Violation. We analyse the constraints from LHC searches, from meson mixing data in the K, D, and B d,s meson systems, from thermal DM freeze-out, and from direct detection experiments. Our combined analysis shows that while the experimental constraints are similar to the DMFV models with DM coupling to right-handed quarks, the multitude of couplings between DM and the SM quark sector resulting from the SU(2) L structure implies a richer phenomenology and significantly alters the resulting impact on the viable parameter space.


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Blanke, M., Das, S. & Kast, S. Flavoured Dark Matter moving left. J. High Energ. Phys. 2018, 105 (2018).

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  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM
  • Heavy Quark Physics
  • Kaon Physics