Vector-like technineutron Dark Matter: is a QCD-type Technicolor ruled out by XENON100?

Roman Pasechnik, Vitaly Beylin, Vladimir Kuksa, Grigory Vereshkov

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Abstract

One of the specific predictions of a new strongly coupled dynamics at a TeV scale is the existence of stable vector-like technibaryon states so that the lightest neutral one could serve as a Dark Matter candidate. We study the latter hypothesis in the QCD-type technicolor with SU (3)(TC) confined group and one SU (2)(W) doublet of vector-like techniquarks consistent with electroweak precision constraints and test it against the existing Dark Matter astrophysics data. We discuss the most stringent Dark Matter constraints on weak interactions of technibaryons in SU (3)(TC) technicolor and possible implications of these findings for the cosmological evolution of relic technineutrons. We conclude that vector-like techniquark sectors with an odd group of confinement SU(2n + 1)(TC), n = 1, 2, ... and with ordinary vector-like weak SU (2)(W) interactions are excluded by XENON100 data under the assumption of technibaryon number conservation in the modern Universe allowing for an even technicolor group SU (2n)(TC) only.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2728
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Subatomic Physics

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