Prospects for discovery and spin discrimination of dark matter in Higgs portal DM models and their extensions at 100 TeV pp collider Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018, The Author(s). We study the discovery and discriminating prospects of the Higgs portal dark matter (DM) models for scalar, fermion and vector DM and their extensions in proton–proton (pp) collisions. The tt¯ + DM associated production in dileptonic final states is considered, in which the stransverse mass of two leptons is found to be effective in suppressing the Standard Model backgrounds along with the missing transverse energy and the angle between two leptons. The distributions of missing transverse energy and polar angle between two leptons are used for a discrimination of the spin nature of DM. For the proposed benchmark points, the discovery/exclusion can be made with an integrated luminosity less than 1 ab- 1 given a 1% systematic uncertainty, while the spin discrimination require integrated luminosity of a few O(10) ab- 1 given a 0.5% systematic uncertainty. The DM phenomenology is also discussed. A consistent DM candidate can be obtained either by extending our model where the Higgs portal couples to excited dark states that decay into DM, or modifying the coupling form into pseudoscalar.

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., Kamon, T., Ko, P., & Li, J.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • July 2018