Perturbative benchmark models for a dark shower search program

Simon Knapen, Jessie Shelton, Dong Xu

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We provide five benchmark hidden valley models with perturbative parton showers, which span a wide range of dark shower phenomenology. We consider production through an s-channel, heavy mediator, which can be identified with the SM Higgs. By assuming a set of well-motivated decay portals, one can moreover fix both the branching ratios of the dark mesons and set a lower bound on their lifetime. We provide a public python tool which can be used to generate self-consistent pythia 8 cards for our benchmark models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115013
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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