LHC signatures of scalar dark energy

Brax, P., Burrage, C., Englert, C. and Spannowsky, M. (2016) LHC signatures of scalar dark energy. Physical Review D, 94(8), 084054. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.084054)

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Abstract

Scalar dark energy fields that couple to the standard model can give rise to observable signatures at the LHC. In this work, we show that tt¯+missing energy and monojet searches are suitable probes in the limit where the dark energy scalar is stable on collider distances. We discuss the prospects of distinguishing the dark energy character of new physics signals from dark matter signatures and the possibility of probing the self-interactions of the dark energy sector.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Dr Christoph
Authors: Brax, P., Burrage, C., Englert, C., and Spannowsky, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-7998
ISSN (Online):1550-2368
Published Online:31 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review D 94(8):084054
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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