Dark matter from unification

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2013-26 DNRF90 and DIAS-2013-26
Authors: Kimmo Kainulainen (University of Jyvaskyla, Helsinki Institute of Physics), Kimmo Tuominen (University of Jyvaskyla, Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Southampton), and Jussi Virkajarvi (CP3-Origins & DIAS)
External link: arXiv.org

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We consider a minimal extension of the Standard Model (SM), which leads to unification of the SM coupling constants, breaks electroweak symmetry dynamically by a new strongly coupled sector and leads to novel dark matter candidates. In this model, the coupling constant unification requires the existence of electroweak triplet and doublet fermions singlet under QCD and new strong dynamics underlying the Higgs sector. Among these new matter fields and a new right handed neutrino, we consider the mass and mixing patterns of the neutral states. We argue for a symmetry stabilizing the lightest mass eigenstates of this sector and determine the resulting relic density. The results are constrained by available data from colliders and direct and indirect dark matter experiments. We find that the model is viable outline briefly future research directions.