Visible effects of invisible Hidden Valley radiation

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Assuming there is a new gauge group in a Hidden Valley, and a new type of radiation, can we observe it through its effect on the kinematic distributions of recoiling visible particles? Specifically, what are the collider signatures of radiation in a hidden sector? We address these questions using a generic SU(N)-like Hidden Valley model that we implement in PYTHIA. We find that in both the e(+)e(-) and the LHC cases the kinematic distributions of the visible particles can be significantly affected by the valley radiation. Without a proper understanding of such effects, inferred masses of "communicators" and of invisible particles can be substantially off.

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  • Subatomic Physics

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  • Phenomenological Models
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-31
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes