Invisible decay of the Higgs boson in the context of a thermal and nonthermal relic in MSSM

Abstract : We study the decay of 125 GeV Higgs boson to light LSP neutralino in the phenomenological minimal supersymmetric standard model in the context of collider searches and astrophysical experiments. We consider the parameter space for light neutralinos that can be probed via the invisible Higgs decays and higgsino searches at the ILC. We consider the cases where the light neutralino is compatible with the observed relic density or where the thermal relic is over-abundant, pointing to non-standard cosmology. In the former case, when the neutralino properties give rise to under-abundant relic density, the correct amount of relic abundance is assumed to be guaranteed by either additional DM particles or by non-thermal cosmology. We contrast these different cases. We assess what astrophysical measurements can be made, in addition to the measurements made at the ILC, which can provide a clue to the nature of the light neutralino. We find that a number of experiments, including Xenon-nT, PICO-250, LZ in conjunction with measurements made at the ILC on invisible Higgs width can pin down the nature of this neutralino, along with its cosmological implications. Additionally, we also point out potential LHC signatures that could be complementary in this region of parameter space.
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Rahool Kumar Barman, Genevieve Bélanger, Biplob Bhattacherjee, Rohini Godbole, Gaurav Mendiratta, et al.. Invisible decay of the Higgs boson in the context of a thermal and nonthermal relic in MSSM. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2017, 95 (9), pp.095018 ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.95.095018⟩. ⟨in2p3-01528894⟩

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