Heavy WIMP-Nucleon Scattering Cross Sections
The formalism collected in the previous chapters describe a complete set of tools for making robust cross section predictions for heavy WIMPs scattering with nucleons. The formalism for heavy particle lagrangians in Chap. 2 is used in Chap. 3 to construct effective theories at the weak scale describing electroweak symmetric interactions of the WIMP with SM Higgs and gauge bosons. In Chap. 4 we perform the matching between the electroweak symmetric theory and the low-energy theory of quarks and gluons, determining weak-scale coefficients in terms of a few WIMP parameters such as its electroweak charges. The renormalization of the scalar and tensor coefficients, and their mapping to lower energies using renormalization group and effective theory methods are detailed in the previous chapter. In this chapter, we assemble these pieces into a framework for careful analysis of cross section predictions and their perturbative and input uncertainties.
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