Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with a Dark Higgs Boson Decaying into (WW -/+)-W-+/- or ZZ in Fully Hadronic Final States from root s=13 TeV pp Collisions Recorded with the ATLAS Detector

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Aad G., Abbott B., Abbott D. C., Abud A. A., Abeling K., Abhayasinghe D. K., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.126, no.12, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.126.121802
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex, EMBASE, INSPEC, MEDLINE, zbMATH, DIALNET
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Several extensions of the Standard Model predict the production of dark matter particles at the LHC. An uncharted signature of dark matter particles produced in association with VV = (WW -/+)-W-+/- or ZZ pairs from a decay of a dark Higgs boson s is searched for using 139 fb(-1) of pp collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The s -> V(q (q) over bar )V(q (q) over bar) decays are reconstructed with a novel technique aimed at resolving the dense topology from boosted VV pairs using jets in the calorimeter and tracking information. Dark Higgs scenarios with m(s) > 160 GeV are excluded.