Weak-Scale Matching

  • Mikhail P. Solon
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In the previous chapter we constructed the effective theory for WIMPs interacting with SM degrees of freedom in the electroweak symmetric phase (cf. Sect. 3.1.3), and for the lightest electrically neutral WIMP interacting with n f  = 5 QCD degrees of freedom (cf. Sects. 3.1.4 and 3.4). The few parameters of the high-scale electroweak symmetric theory imply definite predictions for WIMP-nucleon scattering at the low scale, but require matching between these two effective theories. In this chapter, we present formalism necessary to determine weak-scale matching coefficients in the computation of scattering cross sections for putative dark matter candidates interacting with the SM.


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  • Mikhail P. Solon
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  1. 1.University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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