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Robust collider limits on heavy-mediator Dark Matter

Published inThe journal of high energy physics, vol. 1505, p. 009-040
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Publication date2015
Abstract

We discuss how to consistently use Effective Field Theories (EFTs) to set universal bounds on heavy-mediator Dark Matter at colliders, without prejudice on the model underlying a given effective interaction. We illustrate the method for a Majorana fermion, universally coupled to the Standard Model quarks via a dimension-6 axial-axial four-fermion operator. We recast the ATLAS mono-jet analysis and show that a considerable fraction of the parameter space, seemingly excluded by a na¨ıve EFT interpretation, is actually still unexplored. Consistently set EFT limits can be reinterpreted in any specific underlying model. We provide two explicit examples for the chosen operator and compare the reach of our model-independent method with that obtainable by dedicated analyses.

Keywords
  • Supersymmetry Phenomenology
  • Hadronic Colliders
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RACCO, Davide, WULZER, Andrea, ZWIRNER, Fabio. Robust collider limits on heavy-mediator Dark Matter. In: The journal of high energy physics, 2015, vol. 1505, p. 009–040. doi: 10.1007/JHEP05(2015)009
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