Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2014:171 | Cite as

Partially composite dark matter

  • Masaki Asano
  • Ryuichiro Kitano
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In a class of theories where the Higgs field emerges as a pseudo Nambu-Goldstone boson, it is often assumed that interactions to generate the top Yukawa coupling provide the Higgs potential as well. Such a scenario generically requires a little cancellation in the leading contribution to the Higgs potential, and the electroweak scale is generated by the balance between the leading and the subleading contributions. We, instead, consider the possibility that the contribution from the dark matter particle balances against that from the top quark. The thermal relic of the new particle explains the abundance of dark matter in a consistent region of the parameter space, and the direct detection is found to be promising.


Technicolor and Composite Models Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut and Bethe Center for Theoretical PhysicsUniversität BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Theory Center, KEKTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Particle and Nuclear PhysicsThe Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)TsukubaJapan

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