104 research outputs found

    Interpretations of galactic center gamma-ray excess confronting the PandaX-II constraints on dark matter-neutron spin-dependent scatterings in the NMSSM

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    The Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) has been one of the most attractive candidates for Dark Matter (DM), and the lightest neutralino (Ο‡~10\widetilde{\chi}^0_1) in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) is an interesting realization of WIMP. The Galactic Center Excess (GCE) can be explained by WIMP DM annihilations in the sky. In this work we consider the Z3Z_3-NMSSM where the singlet SS and Singlino S~0\widetilde{S}^0 components play important roles in the Higgs and DM sector. Guided by our analytical arguments, we perform a numerical scan over the NMSSM parameter space for the GCE explanation by considering various observables such as the Standard Model (SM) Higgs data measured by the ATLAS and CMS experiments, and the BB-physics observables BR(Bsβ†’XsΞ³)BR(B_s\rightarrow X_s\gamma) and BR(Bsβ†’ΞΌ+ΞΌβˆ’)BR(B_s\rightarrow \mu^+\mu^-). We find that the correlation between the coupling CA1bbΛ‰C_{A_1 b\bar{b}} in βŸ¨ΟƒbbΛ‰v⟩0\langle \sigma_{b\bar{b}} v \rangle _{0} and the coupling CZΟ‡~10Ο‡~10C_{Z \widetilde{\chi}^0_1 \widetilde{\chi}^0_1} in DM-neutron Spin Dependent (SD) scattering rate σχ~10βˆ’NSD\sigma^{SD}_{\widetilde{\chi}^0_1-N} makes all samples we obtain for GCE explanation get excluded by the PandaX-II results. Although the DM resonant annihilation scenarios may be beyond the reach of our analytical approximations and scan strategy, the aforementioned correlation can be a reasonable motivation for future experiments such as PandaX-nT to further test the NMSSM interpretation of GCE.Comment: 11 pages, 4 figures, meeting the published version by EPJ

    Explanation of the ATLAS Z-peaked excess by squark pair production in the NMSSM

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    The ATLAS collaboration recently reported a 3Οƒ3\sigma excess in the leptonic-Z+jets+ETmissZ+jets+E_{T}^{miss} channel. We intend to interpret this excess by squark pair production in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM). The decay chain we employ is q~β†’qΟ‡~20β†’qΟ‡~10Z\tilde{q} \to q \tilde{\chi}_2^0 \to q \tilde{\chi}_1^0 Z, where Ο‡~10\tilde{\chi}_1^0 and Ο‡~20\tilde{\chi}_2^0 denote the lightest and the next-to-lightest neutralinos with singlino and bino as their dominant components respectively. Our simulations indicate that after considering the constraints from the ATLAS searches for jets+ETmissjets + E_{T}^{miss} signal the central value of the excess can be obtained for mq~≲1.2TeVm_{\tilde{q}} \lesssim 1.2 {\rm TeV}, and if the constraint from the CMS on-ZZ search is further considered, more than 10 signal events are still attainable for mq~≲750GeVm_{\tilde{q}} \lesssim 750 {\rm GeV}. Compared with the interpretation by gluino pair production, the squark explanation allows for a significantly wider range of mq~m_{\tilde{q}} as well as a less compressed SUSY mass spectrum. We also show that the squark explanation will be readily tested at the initial stage of the 14 TeV LHC.Comment: 19 pages, 4 figure

    EasyScan_HEP: a tool for connecting programs to scan the parameter space of physics models

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    We present an application, EasyScan_HEP, for connecting programs to scan the parameter space of high energy physics models using various sampling algorithms. We develop EasyScan_HEP according to the principle of flexibility and usability. EasyScan_HEP allows us to connect different programs that calculate physical observables, and apply constraints by one human-readable configuration file. All programs executed through command lines can be connected to EasyScan_HEP by setting input and output parameters of the programs. The current version offers the sampling algorithms of Random, Grid, Markov chain Monte Carlo and MultiNest. We also implement resuming, post process and quick analyses

    Explanation of the ATLAS Z-peaked excess in the NMSSM

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    Recently the ATLAS collaboration reported a 3Οƒ3\sigma excess in the leptonic-Z+jets+ETmissZ+jets+E_{T}^{miss} channel. This may be interpreted in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM) by gluino pair production with the decay chain g~β†’qqΛ‰Ο‡~20β†’qqΛ‰ZΟ‡~10\tilde{g} \to q \bar{q} \tilde{\chi}_2^0 \to q \bar{q} Z \tilde{\chi}_1^0, where Ο‡~10\tilde{\chi}_1^0 and Ο‡~20\tilde{\chi}_2^0 denote the lightest and the next-to-lightest neutralinos with singlino and bino as their dominant components respectively. After exploring the relevant parameter space of the NMSSM by considering the constraints from the ATLAS searches for jets+ETmissjets + E_{T}^{miss} signals, we conclude that the NMSSM is able to explain the excess at 1Οƒ1 \sigma level with the number of the signal events reaching its measured central value in optimal cases, and the best explanation comes from a compressed spectrum such as mg~≃650GeVm_{\tilde{g}} \simeq 650 {\rm GeV}, mΟ‡~20≃565GeVm_{\tilde{\chi}_2^0} \simeq 565 {\rm GeV} and mΟ‡~10≃465GeVm_{\tilde{\chi}_1^0} \simeq 465 {\rm GeV}. We also check the consistency of the ATLAS results with the null result of the CMS on-ZZ search. We find that under the CMS limits at 95%95\% C.L., the event number of the ATLAS on-ZZ signal can still reach 11 in our scenario, which is about 1.2Οƒ1.2 \sigma away from the measured central value.Comment: 18 pages, 2 figure

    Interpreting The 750 GeV Diphoton Excess Within Topflavor Seesaw Model

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    We propose to interpret the 750 GeV diphoton excess in a typical topflavor seesaw model. The new resonance X can be identified as a CP-even scalar emerging from a certain bi-doublet Higgs field. Such a scalar can couple to charged scalars, fermions as well as heavy gauge bosons predicted by the model, and consequently all of the particles contribute to the diphoton decay mode of the X. Numerical analysis indicates that the model can predict the central value of the diphoton excess without contradicting any constraints from 8 TeV LHC, and among the constraints, the tightest one comes from the Z \gamma channel, \sigma_{8 {\rm TeV}}^{Z \gamma} \lesssim 3.6 {\rm fb}, which requires \sigma_{13 {\rm TeV}}^{\gamma \gamma} \lesssim 6 {\rm fb} in most of the favored parameter space.Comment: Major changes, 17 pages, 4 figure, typos corrected, calculation details adde

    Pair production of 125 GeV Higgs boson in the SM extension with color-octet scalars at the LHC

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    Although the Higgs boson mass and single production rate have been determined more or less precisely, its other properties may deviate significantly from its predictions in the standard model (SM) due to the uncertainty of Higgs data. In this work we study the Higgs pair production at the LHC in the Manohar-Wise model, which extends the SM by one family of color-octet and isospin-doublet scalars. We first scanned over the parameter space of the Manohar-Wise model considering exprimental constraints and performed fits in the model to the latest Higgs data by using the ATLAS and CMS data separately. Then we calculated the Higgs pair production rate and investigated the potential of its discovery at the LHC14. We conclude that: (i) Under current constrains including Higgs data after Run I of the LHC, the cross section of Higgs pair production in the Manohar-Wise model can be enhanced up to even 10310^3 times prediction in the SM. (ii) Moreover, the sizable enhancement comes from the contributions of the CP-odd color-octet scalar SIAS^A_I. For lighter scalar SIAS^A_I and larger values of ∣λI∣|\lambda_I|, the cross section of Higgs pair production can be much larger. (iii) After running again of LHC at 14 TeV, most of the parameter spaces in the Manohar-Wise model can be test. For an integrated luminosity of 100 fbβˆ’1^{-1} at the LHC14, when the normalized ratio R=10R=10, the process of Higgs pair production can be detected.Comment: 13 pages, 4 figure

    Sneutrino DM in the NMSSM with inverse seesaw mechanism

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    In supersymmetric theories like the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM), the lightest neutralino with bino or singlino as its dominant component is customarily taken as dark matter (DM) candidate. Since light Higgsinos favored by naturalness can strength the couplings of the DM and thus enhance the DM-nucleon scattering rate, the tension between naturalness and DM direct detection results becomes more and more acute with the improved experimental sensitivity. In this work, we extend the NMSSM by inverse seesaw mechanism to generate neutrino mass, and show that in certain parameter space the lightest sneutrino may act as a viable DM candidate, i.e. it can annihilate by multi-channels to get correct relic density and meanwhile satisfy all experimental constraints. The most striking feature of the extension is that the DM-nucleon scattering rate can be naturally below its current experimental bounds regardless of the higgsino mass, and hence it alleviates the tension between naturalness and DM experiments. Other interesting features include that the Higgs phenomenology becomes much richer than that of the original NMSSM due to the relaxed constraints from DM physics and also due to the presence of extra neutrinos, and that the signatures of sparticles at colliders are quite different from those with neutralino as DM candidate.Comment: 33 page
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