Standard model anatomy of WIMP dark matter direct detection. I. Weak-scale matching

Richard J. Hill, Mikhail P. Solon

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We present formalism necessary to determine weak-scale matching coefficients in the computation of scattering cross sections for putative dark matter candidates interacting with the Standard Model. We pay particular attention to the heavy-particle limit. A consistent renormalization scheme in the presence of nontrivial residual masses is implemented. Two-loop diagrams appearing in the matching to gluon operators are evaluated. Details are given for the computation of matching coefficients in the universal limit of WIMP-nucleon scattering for pure states of arbitrary quantum numbers, and for singlet-doublet and doublet-triplet mixed states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043504
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 5 2015

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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