MSSM electroweak baryogenesis and LHC data

M. Carena, G. Nardini, M. Quirós, C. E.M. Wagner

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    Abstract

    Electroweak baryogenesis is an attractive scenario for the generation of the baryon asymmetry of the universe as its realization depends on the presence at the weak scale of new particles which may be searched for at high energy colliders. In the MSSM it may only be realized in the presence of light stops, and with moderate or small mixing between the left- and right-handed components. Consistency with the observed Higgs mass around 125 GeV demands the heavier stop mass to be much larger than the weak scale. Moreover the lighter stop leads to an increase of the gluon-gluon fusion Higgs production cross section which seems to be in contradiction with indications from current LHC data. We show that this tension may be considerably relaxed in the presence of a light neutralino with a mass lower than about 60 GeV, satisfying all present experimental constraints. In such a case the Higgs may have a significant invisible decay width and the stop decays through a three or four body decay channel, including a bottom quark and the lightest neutralino in the final state. All these properties make this scenario testable at a high luminosity LHC. © 2013 SISSA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number001
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Volume2013
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2013

    Keywords

    • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

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