Dark matter candidates in the constrained exceptional supersymmetric standard model

P. Athron, A. W. Thomas, S. J. Underwood, M. J. White

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The exceptional supersymmetric standard model is a low energy alternative to the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) with an extra U(1) gauge symmetry and three generations of matter filling complete 27-plet representations of E6. This provides both new D and F term contributions that raise the Higgs mass at tree level, and a compelling solution to the μ-problem of the MSSM by forbidding such a term with the extra U(1) symmetry. Instead, an effective μ-term is generated from the vacuum expectation value of an SM singlet which breaks the extra U(1) symmetry at low energies, giving rise to a massive Z′. We explore the phenomenology of the constrained version of this model in substantially more detail than has been carried out previously, performing a ten dimensional scan that reveals a large volume of viable parameter space. We classify the different mechanisms for generating the measured relic density of dark matter found in the scan, including the identification of a new mechanism involving mixed bino/inert-Higgsino dark matter. We show which mechanisms can evade the latest direct detection limits from the LUX 2016 experiment. Finally we present benchmarks consistent with all the experimental constraints and which could be discovered with the XENON1T experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035023
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2017

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