We study the interactions of a new spin-1 mediator that connects the Standard Model to dark matter. We constrain its decay channels using monojet and monophoton searches, as well as searches for resonances in dijet, dilepton and diboson final states including those involving a possible Higgs. We then interpret the resulting limits as bounds on the cross-section for dark matter direct detection without the need to specify a particular model. For mediator masses between 300 and 1000 GeV these bounds are considerably stronger than the ones obtained under the assumption that the mediator can be integrated out.
Journal of High Energy Physics
- Pub Date:
- July 2012
- Beyond Standard Model;
- Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 21 pages + Appendices, 19 figures, v2: matches published version