publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2019

Z' mediated WIMPs: dead, dying, or soon to be detected?

Miguel Escudero; Carlos Blanco; Samuel J. Witte; Dan Hooper;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Nov 2019
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Although weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) have long been among the most studied and theoretically attractive classes of candidates for the dark matter of our universe, the lack of their detection in direct detection and collider experiments has begun to dampen enthusiasm for this paradigm. In this study, we set out to appraise the status of the WIMP paradigm, focusing on the case of dark matter candidates that interact with the Standard Model through a new gauge boson. After considering a wide range of $Z'$ mediated dark matter models, we quantitatively evaluate the fraction of the parameter space that has been excluded by existing experiments, and t...
Subjects
free text keywords: dark matter theory, dark matter detectors, dark matter experiments, Astronomy and Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Experiment, WIMP, Gauge boson, Weakly interacting massive particles, Dark matter, Neutrino, Universe, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Physics, Majorana fermion, Standard Model, Particle physics
Funded by
EC| InvisiblesPlus
Project
InvisiblesPlus
InvisiblesPlus
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 690575
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
,
EC| ELUSIVES
Project
ELUSIVES
The Elusives Enterprise: Asymmetries of the Invisible Universe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 674896
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
,
NSF| Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1746045
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Education & Human Resources | Division of Graduate Education
,
EC| DARKHORIZONS
Project
DARKHORIZONS
Dark Matter and the Early Universe in the LHC Era
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 648680
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
,
NSF| Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1144082
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Education & Human Resources | Division of Graduate Education
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[7] XENON collaboration, E. Aprile et al., Constraining the spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross sections with XENON1T, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122 (2019) 141301 [1902.03234].

[8] LUX collaboration, D. S. Akerib et al., Limits on spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross section obtained from the complete LUX exposure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 (2017) 251302 [1705.03380].

[9] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for dark matter particles produced in association with a top quark pair at ps = 13 TeV, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122 (2019) 011803 [1807.06522].

[10] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for narrow and broad dijet resonances in proton-proton collisions at ps = 13 TeV and constraints on dark matter mediators and other new particles, JHEP 08 (2018) 130 [1806.00843].

[11] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for dark matter produced in association with a Higgs boson decaying to or + at ps = 13 TeV, JHEP 09 (2018) 046 [1806.04771].

[12] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for new physics in dijet angular distributions using proton{proton collisions at ps = 13 TeV and constraints on dark matter and other models, Eur. Phys. J. C78 (2018) 789 [1803.08030].

[13] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for dark matter in events with energetic, hadronically decaying top quarks and missing transverse momentum at ps = 13 TeV, JHEP 06 (2018) 027 [1801.08427].

[14] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for top squarks and dark matter particles in opposite-charge dilepton nal states at ps = 13 TeV, Phys. Rev. D97 (2018) 032009 [1711.00752].

[20] T. Daylan, D. P. Finkbeiner, D. Hooper, T. Linden, S. K. N. Portillo, N. L. Rodd et al., The characterization of the gamma-ray signal from the central Milky Way: A case for annihilating dark matter, Phys. Dark Univ. 12 (2016) 1 [1402.6703].

120 references, page 1 of 8
Abstract
Although weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) have long been among the most studied and theoretically attractive classes of candidates for the dark matter of our universe, the lack of their detection in direct detection and collider experiments has begun to dampen enthusiasm for this paradigm. In this study, we set out to appraise the status of the WIMP paradigm, focusing on the case of dark matter candidates that interact with the Standard Model through a new gauge boson. After considering a wide range of $Z'$ mediated dark matter models, we quantitatively evaluate the fraction of the parameter space that has been excluded by existing experiments, and t...
Subjects
free text keywords: dark matter theory, dark matter detectors, dark matter experiments, Astronomy and Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Experiment, WIMP, Gauge boson, Weakly interacting massive particles, Dark matter, Neutrino, Universe, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Physics, Majorana fermion, Standard Model, Particle physics
Funded by
EC| InvisiblesPlus
Project
InvisiblesPlus
InvisiblesPlus
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 690575
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
,
EC| ELUSIVES
Project
ELUSIVES
The Elusives Enterprise: Asymmetries of the Invisible Universe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 674896
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
,
NSF| Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1746045
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Education & Human Resources | Division of Graduate Education
,
EC| DARKHORIZONS
Project
DARKHORIZONS
Dark Matter and the Early Universe in the LHC Era
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 648680
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
,
NSF| Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1144082
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Education & Human Resources | Division of Graduate Education
120 references, page 1 of 8

[1] T. Lin, TASI lectures on dark matter models and direct detection, 1904.07915.

[2] D. Hooper, TASI Lectures on Indirect Searches For Dark Matter, 1812.02029.

[3] J. M. Cline, TASI Lectures on Early Universe Cosmology: In ation, Baryogenesis and Dark Matter, 1807.08749.

[4] XENON collaboration, E. Aprile et al., Dark Matter Search Results from a One Ton-Year Exposure of XENON1T, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 (2018) 111302 [1805.12562].

[5] LUX collaboration, D. S. Akerib et al., Results from a search for dark matter in the complete LUX exposure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 (2017) 021303 [1608.07648].

[6] PandaX-II collaboration, X. Cui et al., Dark Matter Results From 54-Ton-Day Exposure of PandaX-II Experiment, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2017) 181302 [1708.06917].

[7] XENON collaboration, E. Aprile et al., Constraining the spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross sections with XENON1T, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122 (2019) 141301 [1902.03234].

[8] LUX collaboration, D. S. Akerib et al., Limits on spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross section obtained from the complete LUX exposure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 (2017) 251302 [1705.03380].

[9] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for dark matter particles produced in association with a top quark pair at ps = 13 TeV, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122 (2019) 011803 [1807.06522].

[10] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for narrow and broad dijet resonances in proton-proton collisions at ps = 13 TeV and constraints on dark matter mediators and other new particles, JHEP 08 (2018) 130 [1806.00843].

[11] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for dark matter produced in association with a Higgs boson decaying to or + at ps = 13 TeV, JHEP 09 (2018) 046 [1806.04771].

[12] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for new physics in dijet angular distributions using proton{proton collisions at ps = 13 TeV and constraints on dark matter and other models, Eur. Phys. J. C78 (2018) 789 [1803.08030].

[13] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for dark matter in events with energetic, hadronically decaying top quarks and missing transverse momentum at ps = 13 TeV, JHEP 06 (2018) 027 [1801.08427].

[14] CMS collaboration, A. M. Sirunyan et al., Search for top squarks and dark matter particles in opposite-charge dilepton nal states at ps = 13 TeV, Phys. Rev. D97 (2018) 032009 [1711.00752].

[20] T. Daylan, D. P. Finkbeiner, D. Hooper, T. Linden, S. K. N. Portillo, N. L. Rodd et al., The characterization of the gamma-ray signal from the central Milky Way: A case for annihilating dark matter, Phys. Dark Univ. 12 (2016) 1 [1402.6703].

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