Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Searching for dark matter with resonance
Department of Physics, Technion: Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
* e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 March 2019
Published online: 13 March 2019
Many models containing particles which are candidates for dark matter, assume the standard model particles and the dark matter candidates are mediated by a spin-0 particle. At the LHC, one can use these models for dark matter searches. One of the possible approaches for the search of these models is by considering the decay of the spin-0 particle to a pair of , thus modifying the pattern of the top quark pair invariant mass spectrum. This search suggests a good sensitivity in a parameter space different than the more traditional searches. We examine this sensitivity and put limits on two benchmark models containing candidates for dark matter, using previous ATLAS results. It was found that when the mediator mass () and the dark matter candidate mass () have values of , mediator masses in the range of [400, 600] GeV are excluded. We compare our results to direct detection experiments and show that we gain sensitivity for new regions which are not covered by other searches.
© The Author(s), 2019