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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000081648
Veröffentlicht am 09.04.2018

Dark matter in E₆ Grand unification

Schwichtenberg, Jakob

Abstract:
We discuss fermionic dark matter in non-supersymmetric E₆ Grand Unification. The fundamental representation of E₆ contains, in addition to the standard model fermions, exotic fermions and we argue that one of them is a viable, interesting dark matter candidate. Its stability is guaranteed by a discrete remnant symmetry, which is an unbroken subgroup of the E₆ gauge symmetry. We compute the symmetry breaking scales and the effect of possible threshold corrections by solving the renormalization group equations numerically after imposing gauge coupling unification. Since the Yukawa couplings of the exotic and the standard model fermions have a common origin, the mass of the dark matter particles is constrained. We find a mass range of 3 · 10⁹ GeV ≲ mDM ≲ 1 · 10¹³ GeV for our E₆ dark matter candidate, which is within the reach of next-generation direct detection experiments.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1029-8479, 1126-6708
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-816489
KITopen ID: 1000081648
Erschienen in Journal of high energy physics
Band 2018
Heft 2
Seiten Article: 16
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Schlagworte Beyond Standard Model; GUT
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