Simple hidden sector dark matter

Patrick Barnes, Zachary Johnson, Aaron Pierce, Bibhushan Shakya
2020 Physical Review D  
A hidden sector that kinetically mixes with the minimal supersymmetric standard model provides simple and well-motivated dark matter candidates that possess many of the properties of a traditional weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP). These supersymmetric constructions can also provide a natural explanation for why the dark matter is at the weak scale even if it resides in a hidden sector. In the hidden sector, a natural pattern of symmetry breaking generally makes particles and their
more » ... rpartners lie around the same mass scale, opening novel possibilities for a variety of cosmological histories and complex indirect detection signatures.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.102.075019 fatcat:eqd7wosi5rhmdkdjh2rvvnq7ua