# Scalar gauge dynamics and Dark Matter

@article{Buttazzo2020ScalarGD, 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}, year={2020}, volume={2020}, pages={1-47} }

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…

## 12 Citations

Dark Matter in scalar Sp($$ \mathcal{N} $$) gauge dynamics

- PhysicsJournal of High Energy Physics
- 2020

We consider a model with Sp dark gauge group and a scalar field in the fundamental representation, which leads to two co-stable DM candidates at the perturbative level thanks to a global U(1)…

Axion quality from the (anti)symmetric of SU ( N )

- Physics
- 2020

: We propose two models where a U(1) Peccei-Quinn global symmetry arises accidentally and is respected up to high-dimensional operators, so that the axion solution to the strong CP problem is…

Thermal squeezeout of dark matter

- PhysicsPhysical Review D
- 2021

We carry out a detailed study of the conﬁnement phase transition in a dark sector with a SU ( N ) gauge group and a single generation of dark heavy quark. We focus on heavy enough quarks such that…

Glueballs in a thermal squeezeout model

- PhysicsJournal of High Energy Physics
- 2022

Abstract
It has been shown that a first order confinement phase transition can drastically change the relic dark matter abundance in confining dark sectors with only heavy dark quarks. We study the…

Axion quality from the (anti)symmetric of SU($$ \mathcal{N} $$)

- Physics
- 2020

We propose two models where a U(1) Peccei-Quinn global symmetry arises accidentally and is respected up to high-dimensional operators, so that the axion solution to the strong CP problem is…

Analytical relations for the bound state spectrum of gauge theories with a Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism

- PhysicsPhysical Review D
- 2020

We apply the method proposed by Frohlich, Morchio, and Strocchi to analyze the bound state spectrum of various gauge theories with a Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism. These serve as building blocks for…

Multi-Higgs boson probes of the dark sector

- Physics
- 2019

In the Higgs portal framework, cascade decays of the dark sector fields naturally produce multi-Higgs final states along with dark matter. It is common that heavier dark states couple stronger to…

Pati-Salam axion

- PhysicsJournal of High Energy Physics
- 2020

I discuss the implementation of the Peccei-Quinn mechanism in a minimal realization of the Pati-Salam partial unification scheme. The axion mass is shown to be related to the Pati-Salam breaking…

Gravitational vector Dark Matter

- Physics
- 2021

A new dark sector consisting of a pure non-abelian gauge theory has no renormalizable interaction with SM particles, and can thereby realise gravitational Dark Matter (DM). Gauge interactions confine…

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