Scalar gauge dynamics and Dark Matter

  title={Scalar gauge dynamics and Dark Matter},
  author={Dario Buttazzo and Luca Di Luzio and Parsa Hossein Ghorbani and Christian Gross and Giacomo Landini and Alessandro Strumia and Daniele Teresi and Jin-Wei Wang},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
We consider theories with one gauge group (SU, SO or Sp) and one scalar in a two-index representation. The renormalizable action often has accidental symmetries (such as global U(1) or unusual group parities) that lead to one or more stable states, providing Dark Matter candidates. We discuss the confined phase(s) of each theory and compute the two Higgs phases, finding no generic dualities among them. Discrete gauge symmetries can arise and accidental symmetries can be broken, possibly giving… 
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  • 2020
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