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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2017:162 | Cite as

Vector SIMP dark matter

  • Soo-Min Choi
  • Yonit Hochberg
  • Eric Kuflik
  • Hyun Min Lee
  • Yann Mambrini
  • Hitoshi Murayama
  • Mathias Pierre
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

Strongly Interacting Massive Particles (SIMPs) have recently been proposed as light thermal dark matter relics. Here we consider an explicit realization of the SIMP mechanism in the form of vector SIMPs arising from an SU(2) X hidden gauge theory, where the accidental custodial symmetry protects the stability of the dark matter. We propose several ways of equilibrating the dark and visible sectors in this setup. In particular, we show that a light dark Higgs portal can maintain thermal equilibrium between the two sectors, as can a massive dark vector portal with its generalized Chern-Simons couplings to the vector SIMPs, all while remaining consistent with experimental constraints.

Keywords

Beyond Standard Model Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Gauge Symmetry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soo-Min Choi
    • 1
  • Yonit Hochberg
    • 2
    • 3
  • Eric Kuflik
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hyun Min Lee
    • 1
  • Yann Mambrini
    • 4
  • Hitoshi Murayama
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  • Mathias Pierre
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsChung-Ang UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Physics, LEPPCornell UniversityIthacaU.S.A.
  3. 3.Racah Institute of PhysicsHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique (UMR8627), CNRS, Univ. Paris-SudUniversité Paris-SaclayOrsayFrance
  5. 5.Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyU.S.A.
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyU.S.A.
  7. 7.Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI)University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  8. 8.Center for Japanese StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyU.S.A.

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