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Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with a Dark Higgs Boson Decaying into W±Wa" or ZZ in Fully Hadronic Final States from s =13 TeV pp Collisions Recorded with the ATLAS Detector

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Article number121802
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>26/03/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Issue number12
Volume126
Number of pages21
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Several extensions of the Standard Model predict the production of dark matter particles at the LHC. An uncharted signature of dark matter particles produced in association with VV=W±Wa"or ZZ pairs from a decay of a dark Higgs boson s is searched for using 139 fb-1 of pp collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The s→V(qq)V(qq) decays are reconstructed with a novel technique aimed at resolving the dense topology from boosted VV pairs using jets in the calorimeter and tracking information. Dark Higgs scenarios with ms>160 GeV are excluded.