Search for dark matter produced in association with a dark Higgs boson decaying into W+ W in the one-lepton final state at √s = 13 TeV using 139 fb −1 of pp collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector

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Aad, G 
Abbott, B 
Abbott, DC 
Abeling, K 
Abidi, SH 

jats:titleAjats:scbstract</jats:sc> </jats:title>jats:pSeveral extensions of the Standard Model predict the production of dark matter particles at the LHC. A search for dark matter particles produced in association with a dark Higgs boson decaying into jats:italicW</jats:italic>jats:sup+</jats:sup>jats:italicW</jats:italic>jats:supjats:italic−</jats:italic></jats:sup> in the jats:inline-formulajats:alternativesjats:tex-math$$ {\ell}^{\pm}\nu q{\overline{q}}^{\prime }, $$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""> mml:msup mml:miℓ</mml:mi> mml:mo±</mml:mo> </mml:msup> mml:miνq</mml:mi> mml:msup mml:mover mml:miq</mml:mi> mml:mo¯</mml:mo> </mml:mover> mml:mo′</mml:mo> </mml:msup> mml:mo,</mml:mo> </mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula> final states with jats:italicℓ</jats:italic> = jats:italice, μ</jats:italic> is presented. This analysis uses 139 fbjats:supjats:italic−</jats:italic>1</jats:sup> of jats:italicpp</jats:italic> collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The jats:italicW</jats:italic>jats:supjats:italic±</jats:italic></jats:sup> → jats:inline-formulajats:alternativesjats:tex-math$$ q\overline{q^{\prime }} $$</jats:tex-math><mml:math xmlns:mml=""> mml:miq</mml:mi> mml:mover mml:mrow mml:miq</mml:mi> mml:mo′</mml:mo> </mml:mrow> mml:mo¯</mml:mo> </mml:mover> </mml:math></jats:alternatives></jats:inline-formula> decays are reconstructed from pairs of calorimeter-measured jets or from track-assisted reclustered jets, a technique aimed at resolving the dense topology from a pair of boosted quarks using jets in the calorimeter and tracking information. The observed data are found to agree with Standard Model predictions. Scenarios with dark Higgs boson masses ranging between 140 and 390 GeV are excluded.</jats:p>


Acknowledgements: We thank CERN for the very successful operation of the LHC, as well as the support staff from our institutions without whom ATLAS could not be operated efficiently. We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT, Argentina; YerPhI, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWFW and FWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; CNPq and FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC and CFI, Canada; CERN; ANID, Chile; CAS, MOST and NSFC, China; Minciencias, Colombia; MEYS CR, Czech Republic; DNRF and DNSRC, Denmark; IN2P3-CNRS and CEA-DRF/IRFU, France; SRNSFG, Georgia; BMBF, HGF and MPG, Germany; GSRI, Greece; RGC and Hong Kong SAR, China; ISF and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT and JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; NWO, Netherlands; RCN, Norway; MEiN, Poland; FCT, Portugal; MNE/IFA, Romania; MESTD, Serbia; MSSR, Slovakia; ARRS and MIZŠ, Slovenia; DSI/NRF, South Africa; MICINN, Spain; SRC and Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; SERI, SNSF and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; MOST, Taiwan; TENMAK, Türkiye; STFC, United Kingdom; DOE and NSF, United States of America. In addition, individual groups and members have received support from BCKDF, CANARIE, Compute Canada and CRC, Canada; PRIMUS 21/SCI/017 and UNCE SCI/013, Czech Republic; COST, ERC, ERDF, Horizon 2020 and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, European Union; Investissements d’Avenir Labex, Investissements d’Avenir Idex and ANR, France; DFG and AvH Foundation, Germany; Herakleitos, Thales and Aristeia programmes co-financed by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF, Greece; BSF-NSF and MINERVA, Israel; Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, Norway; NCN and NAWA, Poland; La Caixa Banking Foundation, CERCA Programme Generalitat de Catalunya and PROMETEO and GenT Programmes Generalitat Valenciana, Spain; Göran Gustafssons Stiftelse, Sweden; The Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom. The crucial computing support from all WLCG partners is acknowledged gratefully, in particular from CERN, the ATLAS Tier-1 facilities at TRIUMF (Canada), NDGF (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), CC-IN2P3 (France), KIT/GridKA (Germany), INFN-CNAF (Italy), NL-T1 (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), ASGC (Taiwan), RAL (U.K.) and BNL (U.S.A.), the Tier-2 facilities worldwide and large non-WLCG resource providers. Major contributors of computing resources are listed in ref. [120].

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