Dark matter and collider phenomenology of split-UED

Chuan Ren Chen, Mihoko M. Nojiri, Seong Chan Park, Jing Shu, Michihisa Takeuchi

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We explicitly show that split-universal extra dimension (split-UED), a recently suggested extension of universal extra dimension (UED) model, can nicely explain recent anomalies in cosmic-ray positrons and electrons observed by PAMELA and ATIC/PPB-BETS. Kaluza-Klein (KK) dark matters mainly annihilate into leptons because the hadronic branching fraction is highly suppressed by large KK quark masses and the antiproton flux agrees very well with the observation where no excess is found. The flux of cosmic gamma-rays from pion decay is also highly suppressed and hardly detected in low energy region (E γ ≲ 20 GeV). Collider signatures of colored KK particles at the LHC, especially q 1q 1 production, are studied in detail. Due to the large split in masses of KK quarks and other particles, hard p T jets and missing E T are generated, which make it possible to suppress the standard model background and discover the signals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number078
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Phenomenology of field Theories in higher dimensions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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