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WIMP and FIMP dark matter in singlet-triplet fermionic model

Bélanger, G and Choubey, S and Godbole, RM and Khan, S and Mitra, M and Roy, A (2022) WIMP and FIMP dark matter in singlet-triplet fermionic model. In: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2022 (11).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2022)133


We present an extension of the SM involving three triplet fermions, one triplet scalar and one singlet fermion, which can explain both neutrino masses and dark matter. One triplet of fermions and the singlet are odd under a Z2 symmetry, thus the model features two possible dark matter candidates. The two remaining Z2-even triplet fermions can reproduce the neutrino masses and oscillation parameters consistent with observations. We consider the case where the singlet has feeble couplings while the triplet is weakly interacting and investigate the different possibilities for reproducing the observed dark matter relic density. This includes production of the triplet WIMP from freeze-out and from decay of the singlet as well as freeze-in production of the singlet from decay of particles that belong to the thermal bath or are thermally decoupled. While freeze-in production is usually dominated by decay processes, we also show cases where the annihilation of bath particles give substantial contribution to the final relic density. This occurs when the new scalars are below the TeV scale, thus in the reach of the LHC. The next-to-lightest odd particle can be long-lived and can alter the successful BBN predictions for the abundance of light elements, these constraints are relevant in both the scenarios where the singlet or the triplet are the long-lived particle. In the case where the triplet is the DM, the model is subject to constraints from ongoing direct, indirect and collider experiments. When the singlet is the DM, the triplet which is the next-to-lightest odd particle can be long-lived and can be probed at the proposed MATHUSLA detector. Finally we also address the detection prospects of triplet fermions and scalars at the LHC. © 2022, The Author(s).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of High Energy Physics
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Keywords: Models for Dark Matter; Particle Nature of Dark Matter
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2023 09:55
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2023 09:55
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/78651

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