Assessment of the dimension-5 seesaw portal and impact of exotic Higgs decays on non-pointing photon searches

F. Delgado, L. Duarte, J. Jones-Pérez, C. Manrique-Chavil, S. Peña

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Abstract

The Dimension-5 Seesaw Portal is a Type-I Seesaw model extended by d = 5 operators involving the sterile neutrino states, leading to new interactions between all neutrinos and the Standard Model neutral bosons. In this work we focus primarily on the implications of these new operators at the GeV-scale. In particular, we recalculate the heavy neutrino full decay width, up to three-body decays. We also review bounds on the dipole operator, and revisit LEP constraints on its coefficient. Finally, we turn to heavy neutrino pair production from Higgs decays, where the former are long-lived and disintegrate into a photon and a light neutrino. We probe this process by recasting two ATLAS searches for non-pointing photons, showing the expected event distribution in terms of arrival time tγ and pointing variable |∆zγ|.

Original languageEnglish
Article number79
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2022
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2022

Keywords

  • Specific BSM Phenomenology
  • Sterile or Heavy Neutrinos

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