Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
A simple inert model solves the little hierarchy problem and provides a dark matter candidate
INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
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Published online: 5 February 2013
We discuss a minimal extension to the standard model in which two singlet scalar states that only interacts with the Higgs boson are added. Their masses and interaction strengths are fixed by the two requirements of canceling the one-loop quadratic corrections to the Higgs boson mass and providing a viable dark matter candidate. Direct detection of the lightest of these new states in nuclear scattering experiments is possible with a cross section within reach of future experiments.
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