Dark matter in the Alternative Left Right model

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Frank M., Majumdar C., Poulose P., Senapati S., Yajnik U. A.

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2022, no.12, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep12(2022)032
  • Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Dark Matter at Colliders, Left-Right Models, Models for Dark Matter, Particle Nature of Dark Matter
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


© 2022, The Author(s).The Alternative Left-Right Model is an attractive variation of the usual Left-Right Symmetric Model because it avoids flavour-changing neutral currents, thus allowing the additional Higgs bosons in the model to be light. We show here that the model predicts several dark matter candidates naturally, through introduction of an R-parity similar to the one in supersymmetry, under which some of the new particles are odd, while all the SM particles are even. Dark matter candidates can be fermionic or bosonic. We present a comprehensive investigation of all possibilities. We analyze and restrict the parameter space where relic density, direct and indirect detection bounds are satisfied, and investigate the possibility of observing fermionic and bosonic dark matter signals at the LHC. Both the bosonic and fermionic candidates provide promising signals, the first in LHC at 300 fb−1, the second at higher luminosity, 3000 fb−1. Signals from bosonic candidates are indicative of the presence of exotic d′ quarks, while fermionic candidates imply the existence of charged Higgs bosons, all with masses in the TeV region.