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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields 72 (2012) 1-13
Light Neutralino Dark Matter in the pMSSM: Implications of LEP, LHC and Dark Matter Searches on SUSY Particle Spectra
A. Arbey1, 2, M. Battaglia, F. Mahmoudi3

We investigate the viability of light neutralino scenarios as promoted by dark matter direct detection experiments. Using high statistics scans in the pMSSM we have identified several scenarios which give rise to very light neutralinos with large direct detection scattering cross sections. Our results are challenged with constraints from dark matter relic density, direct detection, indirect detection, as well as flavour physics, electroweak precision tests, LEP and Tevatron limits, LHC limits on SUSY, Higgs and monojet searches. In particular we study the effect of a Higgs boson in the range 122.5 < Mh < 127.5 GeV. We show that several scenarios emerge in agreement with all the constraints, and we study their characteristics and the LHC sensitivity.
1 :  CRAL - Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon
2 :  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
3 :  LPC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire [Clermont-Ferrand]
Physique/Physique des Hautes Energies - Phénoménologie
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