75 research outputs found

    Minimal Walking Technicolor

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    I report on our construction and analysis of the effective low energy Lagrangian for the Minimal Walking Technicolor (MWT) model. The parameters of the effective Lagrangian are constrained by imposing modified Weinberg sum rules and by imposing a value for the S parameter estimated from the underlying Technicolor theory. The constrained effective Lagrangian allows for an inverted vector vs. axial-vector mass spectrum in a large part of the parameter space.Comment: Submitted for the SUSY07 proceedings, 4 pages, LaTeX, 3 eps figure

    Discovering a Light Scalar or Pseudoscalar at The Large Hadron Collider

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    The allowed standard model Higgs mass range has been reduced to a region between 114 and 130 GeV or above 500 GeV, at the 99% confidence level, since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) program started. Furthermore some of the experiments at Tevatron and LHC observe excesses that could arise from a spin-0 particle with a mass of about 125 GeV. It is therefore timely to compare the standard model Higgs predictions against those of a more general new spin-0 state, either scalar or pseudo-scalar. Using an effective Lagrangian approach we investigate the ability to discriminate between a scalar or pseudoscalar, stemming from several extensions of the standard model, at the LHC. We also discuss how to use experimental results to disentangle whether the new state is elementary or composite.Comment: 28 pages, 21 figure

    Asymmetric dark matter and the Sun

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    Cold dark matter particles with an intrinsic matter-antimatter asymmetry do not annihilate after gravitational capture by the Sun and can affect its interior structure. The rate of capture is exponentially enhanced when such particles have self-interactions of the right order to explain structure formation on galactic scales. A `dark baryon' of mass 5 GeV is a natural candidate and has the required relic abundance if its asymmetry is similar to that of ordinary baryons. We show that such particles can solve the `solar composition problem'. The predicted small decrease in the low energy neutrino fluxes may be measurable by the Borexino and SNO+ experiments.Comment: 4 pages, 3 figures (RevTex); Capture rate corrected to obey the geometrical bound; Changes in adopted cross-sections and particle physics motivation; Conclusions concerning helioseismology and solar neutrino fluxes unchange

    The Up-Shot of Inelastic Down-Scattering at CDMS-Si

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    We study dark matter that inelastically scatters and de-excites in direct detection experiments, as an interpretation of the CDMS-Si events in light of the recent LUX data. The constraints from LUX and XENON10 require the mass-splitting between the DM excited and de-excited states to be ∣δ∣≳50|\delta| \gtrsim 50 keV. At the same time, the CDMS-Si data itself do not allow for a consistent DM interpretation for mass splittings larger than ∣δ∣∼|\delta| \sim 200 keV. We find that a low threshold analysis will be needed to rule out this interpretation of the CDMS-Si events. In a simple model with a kinetically mixed dark photon, we show that the CDMS-Si rate and the thermal relic abundance can both be accommodated.Comment: 10 pages, 3 figures; updated to match PRD versio

    125 GeV Higgs from a not so light Technicolor Scalar

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    Assuming that the observed Higgs-like resonance at the Large Hadron Collider is a technicolor isosinglet scalar (the technicolor Higgs), we argue that the standard model top-induced radiative corrections reduce its dynamical mass towards the desired experimental value. We then discuss conditions for the spectrum of technicolor theories to feature a technicolor Higgs with the phenomenologically required dynamical mass. We use scaling laws coming from modifying the technicolor matter representation, number of technicolors, techniflavors as well as the number of doublets gauged under the electroweak theory. Finally we briefly summarize the potential effects of walking dynamics on the technicolor Higgs.Comment: ReVTex, 15 pages, 3 figures. Version to match the published on

    Technicolor Dark Matter

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    Dark Matter candidates are natural in Technicolor theories. We introduce a general framework allowing to predict signals of Technicolor Dark Matter at colliders and set constraints from earth based experiments such as CDMS and XENON. We show that the associate production of the composite Higgs can lead to relevant signals at the Large Hadron Collider.Comment: RevTeX, 4 pages, 6 figures. New figure one with added the projected data for superCDM

    Fourth Lepton Family is Natural in Technicolor

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    Imagine to discover a new fourth family of leptons at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) but no signs of an associated fourth family of quarks. What would that imply? An intriguing possibility is that the new fermions needed to compensate for the new leptons gauge anomalies simultaneously address the big hierarchy problem of the Standard Model. A natural way to accomplish such a scenario is to have the Higgs itself be composite of these new fermions. This is the setup we are going to investigate in this paper using as a template Minimal Walking Technicolor. We analyze a general heavy neutrino mass structure with and without mixing with the Standard Model families. We also analyze the LHC potential to observe the fourth lepton family in tandem with the new composite Higgs dynamics. We finally introduce a model uniting the fourth lepton family and the technifermion sector at higher energies.Comment: 39 ReVTeX pages, 16 figure
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