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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2010:103

First Online: 23 November 2010Received: 18 September 2010Revised: 28 October 2010Accepted: 04 November 2010


Ultraviolet physics typically induces a kinetic mixing between gauge singlets which is marginal and hence non-decoupling in the infrared. In singlet extensions of the minimal supersymmetric standard model, e.g. the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, this furnishes a well motivated and distinctive portal connecting the visible sector to any hidden sector which contains a singlet chiral superfield. In the presence of singlet kinetic mixing, the hidden sector acquires a light mass scale in the range 0.1 – 100 GeV induced by electroweak symmetry breaking. In theories with R-parity conservation, super-particles produced at the LHC cascade decay into hidden sector particles. Since the hidden sector singlet couples to the visible sector via the Higgs sector, these cascades produce a Higgs boson in an order 0.01 – 1 fraction of events. Furthermore, supersymmetric cascades typically produce highly boosted, low-mass hidden sector singlets decaying visibly, albeit with displacement, into the heaviest standard model particles which are kinematically accessible. We study experimental constraints on this broad class of theories, as well as the role of singlet kinetic mixing in direct detection of hidden sector dark matter. We also present related theories in which a hidden sector singlet interacts with the visible sector through kinetic mixing with right-handed neutrinos.

KeywordsSupersymmetric Effective Theories Supersymmetry Breaking ArXiv ePrint: 1008.5153

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Author: Clifford Cheung - Yasunori Nomura



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