LHC-friendly minimal freeze-in models

G. Bélanger, N. Desai, A. Goudelis, J. Harz, A. Lessa, J. M. No, A. Pukhov, S. Sekmen, D. Sengupta, B. Zaldivar, J. Zurita
2019
We propose simple freeze-in models where the observed dark matter abundance is explained via the decay of an electrically charged and/or coloured parent particle into Feebly Interacting Massive Particles (FIMP). The parent particle is long-lived and yields a wide variety of LHC signatures depending on its lifetime and quantum numbers. We assess the current constraints and future high luminosity reach of these scenarios at the LHC from searches for heavy stable charged particles, disappearing
more » ... cks, displaced vertices and displaced leptons. We show that the LHC constitutes a powerful probe of freeze-in dark matter and can further provide interesting insights on the validity of vanilla baryogenesis and leptogenesis scenarios.
doi:10.5445/ir/1000092871 fatcat:mqw7ngcobzbnbpmfdw52qglqdq