Probing charged matter through h → γγ, gamma ray lines, and EDMs

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Probing charged matter through h → γγ, gamma ray lines, and EDMs

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Title: Probing charged matter through h → γγ, gamma ray lines, and EDMs
Author: Fan, JiJi; Reece, Matthew

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Citation: Fan, JiJi, and Matthew Reece. 2013. “Probing Charged Matter through h → Γγ, Gamma Ray Lines, and EDMs.” J. High Energ. Phys. 2013 (6) (June).
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Abstract: Numerous experiments currently underway offer the potential to indirectly probe new charged particles with masses at the weak scale. For example, the tentative excess in h → γγ decays and the tentative gamma-ray line in Fermi-LAT data have recently attracted attention as possible one-loop signatures of new charged particles. We explore the interplay between such signals, dark matter direct detection through Higgs exchange, and measurements of the electron EDM, by studying the size of these effects in several models. We compute one-loop effects to explore the relationship among couplings probed by different experiments. In particular, models in which dark matter and the Higgs both interact with charged particles at a detectable level typically induce, at loop level, couplings between dark matter and the Higgs that are around the level of current direct detection sensitivity. Intriguingly, one-loop h → γγ and DM DM → γγ, two-loop EDMs, and loop-induced direct detection rates are all coming within range of existing experiments for approximately the same range of charged particle masses, offering the prospect of an exciting coincidence of signals at collider, astrophysical, underground and atomic physics measurements.
Published Version: doi:10.1007/jhep06(2013)004
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