61 research outputs found

    Probing Left-handed Heavy Neutral Leptons in the Vector Scotogenic Model

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    In this work, we consider an extension to the Standard Model composed by a Massive Vector Doublet under SU(2)L_L and a Left-handed Heavy Neutral Lepton. We study the production of these exotic leptons with the Same Flavor Opposite Sign standard lepton pair, and jets, considering Drell-Yan and Vector Boson Fusion as independent cases. We find that for the latter, the dilepton angular distribution is different enough from the background to use it as a smoking-gun for our model. Based on this fact, we establish limits on the parameter space considering previous experimental searches in this final state.Comment: 18 pages , 8 figure

    Latin American HECAP Physics Briefing Book

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    For the first time the scientific community in Latin America working at the forefront of research in high energy, cosmology and astroparticle physics (HECAP) have come together to discuss and provide scientific input towards the development of a regional strategy. The present document, the Latin American HECAP Physics Briefing Book, is the result of this ambitious bottom-up effort. This report contains the work performed by the Preparatory Group to synthesize the main contributions and discussions for each of the topical working groups. This briefing book discusses the relevant emerging projects developing in the region and considers potentially impactful future initiatives and participation of the Latin American HECAP community in international flagship projects to provide the essential input for the creation of a long-term HECAP strategy in the region

    Aspects of the polynomial affine model of gravity in three dimensions

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    The polynomial affine gravity is a model that is built up without the explicit use of a metric tensor field. In this article we reformulate the three-dimensional model and, given the decomposition of the affine connection, we analyse the consistently truncated sectors. Using the cosmological ansatz for the connection, we scan the cosmological solutions on the truncated sectors. We discuss the emergence of different kinds of metrics

    Minimal Spin-one Isotriplet Dark Matter

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    International audienceIn this work we present a simple extension of the Standard Model that contains, as the only new physics component, a massive spin-one matter field in the adjoint representation of SU(2)L. In order to be consistent with perturbative unitarity, the vector field must be odd under a Z2 symmetry. Radiative corrections make the neutral component of the triplet (V0) slightly lighter than the charged ones. We show that V0 can be the dark matter particle while satisfying all current bounds if it has a mass between 2.8 and 3.8 TeV. We present the current limit on the model parameter space from highly complementary experimental constraints, including dark matter relic density measurement, dark matter direct and indirect detection searches, LHC data on Higgs couplings to photons and LHC data on disappearing track searches. We also show that the two-dimensional parameter space can be fully covered by disappearing track searches at a future 100 TeV hadron collider, which will probe, in particular, the whole mass range relevant for dark matter, thus giving an opportunity to discover or exclude the model

    Modelling top partner-vector resonance phenomenology

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    We have analysed the observable consequences of the interactions of spin-1 resonances coupled to the invariant fermionic currents that arise in an SO(5)SO(5) Composite Higgs set-up. The phenomenology entailed by such interactions is thoroughly analysed by studying heavy vector resonances production and decay modes in the viable resonance mass range. Additionally, the production of double and single-composite fermion final states has been scanned along the fermion mass scale. Such production is mediated by the SM gauge and Higgs interactions, and also by charged and neutral vector resonances. The coupling between the new fermions and vector resonances induces a sizeable effect in the production rates. We use the recent 13 TeV LHC searches for vector-like quarks to constrain our parameter space. Specifically, we explore the allowed regions by analysing the decays of a heavy vector-like quark in the WbWb-channel. We conclude that generically the impact of the couplings between the spin-1 and spin-1/2 resonances will substantially reduce the permitted regions, leading us to test the sensitivity of the parametric dependence in the light of exotic matter interactions.Comment: 30 pages, 40 figures, references added and some sections shortened. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1405.1617, arXiv:1211.5663 by other authors. References and footnotes adde
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