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Towards resolving strongly-interacting dark sectors at colliders

Englert, Christoph; Nordström, Karl; Spannowsky, Michael

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Christoph Englert

Karl Nordström


Dark sectors with strong interactions have received considerable interest. Assuming the existence of a minimally coupled dark sector which runs to strong interactions in the infrared, we address the question whether the scaling behavior of this dark sector can be observed in missing energy signatures at present and future hadron colliders. We compare these findings to the concrete case of self-interacting dark matter and demonstrate that the energy dependence of high-momentum transfer final states can in principle be used to gain information about the UV structure of hidden sectors at future hadron colliders, subject to large improvements in systematic uncertainties, which could complement proof-of-principle lattice investigations. We also comment on the case of dark Abelian Uð1Þ theories.


Englert, C., Nordström, K., & Spannowsky, M. (2016). Towards resolving strongly-interacting dark sectors at colliders. Physical Review D, 94(5), Article 055028.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 22, 2016
Publication Date Sep 22, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 10, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jan 26, 2017
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0029
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 94
Issue 5
Article Number 055028


Published Journal Article (811 Kb)

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