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Implications of LHC searches for Higgs-portal dark matter

Abstract : The search for the a Standard Model Higgs boson at the LHC is reaching a critical stage as the possible mass range for the particle has become extremely narrow and some signal at a mass of about 125 GeV is starting to emerge. We study the implications of these LHC Higgs searches for Higgs-portal models of dark matter in a rather model independent way. Their impact on the cosmological relic density and on the direct detection rates are studied in the context of generic scalar, vector and fermionic thermal dark matter particles. Assuming a sufficiently small invisible Higgs decay branching ratio, we find that current data, in particular from the XENON experiment, essentially exclude fermionic dark matter as well as light, i.e. with masses below ≈60 GeV, scalar and vector dark matter particles. Possible observation of these particles at the planned upgrade of the XENON experiment as well in collider searches is discussed.
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Abdelhak Djouadi, Oleg Lebedev, Y. Mambrini, Jérémie Quevillon. Implications of LHC searches for Higgs-portal dark matter. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2012, 709 (1-2), pp.65-69. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2012.01.062⟩. ⟨hal-00674638⟩



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