Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Tensor gauge boson dark matter extension of the electroweak sector
Computational Applications, Group, Division of Applied Technologies, National Center for Science and Research ‘Demokritos’, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
Accepted: 30 June 2023
Published online: 18 July 2023
The existence of dark matter is explained by a new, massive, neutral, non-symmetric, rank-2 tensor gauge boson (-boson). The -boson can be predicted by the tensor gauge boson extension of the Electro Weak (EW) theory, proposed by Savvidy (Phys Lett B 625:341, 2005). The non-symmetric rank-2 tensor can be decomposed into a symmetric ( and anti-symmetric ( part. Based on the non-Lagrangian formulation for the free sector of the -theory proposed recently by Criado et al. (Phys Rev D 102:125031, arXiv:2010.02224, 2020), our massive anti-symmetric tensor field corresponds to the massive symmetric spinor field in the (2,0) irrep. For the massive with the -symmetric Higgs portal couplings to a Standard Model (SM) particle, we compute the self-annihilation cross-section of the dark matter and calculate its relic abundance. We also study the SM-SM particle scattering due to the exchange of the massive- symmetric field at a high energy scale. This proposition may have far reaching applications in astrophysics and cosmology.
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