Light Asymmetric Dark Matter on the Lattice: SU(2) Technicolor with Two Fundamental Flavors

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2011-28 and DIAS-2011-15
Authors: Randy Lewys (York University), Claudio Pica (CP3-Origins), and Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins)
External link: arXiv.org

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The SU(2) gauge theory with two massless Dirac flavors constitutes the building block of several models of Technicolor. Furthermore it has also been used as a template for the construction of a natural light asymmetric, or mixed type, dark matter candidate. We use explicit lattice simulations to confirm the pattern of chiral symmetry breaking by determining the Goldstone spectrum and therefore show that the dark matter candidate can, de facto, be constituted by a complex Goldstone boson. We also determine the phenomenologically relevant spin one and spin zero isovector spectrum and demonstrate that it is well separated from the Goldstone spectrum.