E. C. Fortes

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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology (11)
High Energy Physics - Experiment (3)
High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (2)
High Energy Physics - Theory (1)
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Publications Authored By E. C. Fortes

We consider here three dark matter models with the gauge symmetry of the standard model plus an additional local $U(1)_D$ factor. One model is truly secluded and the other two models begin flipped, but end up secluded. All of these models include one dark fermion and one vector boson that gains mass via the Stueckelberg mechanism. Read More

We explore a novel flavor structure in the interactions of dark matter with the Standard Model. We consider theories in which both the dark matter candidate, and the particles that mediate its interactions with the Standard Model fields, carry flavor quantum numbers. The interactions are skewed in flavor space, so that a dark matter particle does not directly couple to the Standard Model matter fields of the same flavor, but only to the other two flavors. Read More

The anomalously large experimentally measured ratios of the semitauonic decay $B\rightarrow D^{(*)} +\tau+\nu$ and the corresponding semileptonic $B\rightarrow D^{*} +\l+\bar{\nu}_l$ disagree with the predictions of the standard E.W + QCD model(S.M). Read More

We propose to investigate a secluded WIMP dark matter model consisting of neutral fermions as the dark matter candidate and a Proca-Wentzel (PW) field as a mediator. In the model that we consider here, dark matter WIMPs interact with standard model (SM) particles only through the PW field of ~ MeV -- multi-GeV mass particles. The interactions occur via an U(1)' mediator, V_{\mu}', which couples to the SM by kinetic mixing with U(1) hypercharge bosons, B_{\mu}. Read More

We consider the decays $h\to\gamma\gamma,\gamma Z$ in the context of an extension of the standard model with two inert doublets and an additional $S_3$ symmetry. This model has contributions for these processes through new charged scalar-loops. Comparing our $h\to\gamma\gamma$ with the more precise available experimental data we can predict the behaviour of $h\to\gamma Z$ due that they depend on the same parameters, our estimation for this channel is 1. Read More

We study a two scalar inert doublet model (IDMS$_3$) which is stabilized by a $S_3$ symmetry. We consider two scenarios: i) two of the scalars in each charged sector are mass degenerated due to a residual $Z_2$ symmetry, ii) there is no mass degeneracy because of the introduction of soft terms that break the $Z_2$ symmetry. We show that both scenarios provide good dark matter candidates for some range of parameters. Read More

We study an extended B-L model, which has in its structure four neutral scalars. In this model, a representative set of parameters enable us to conclude that one of these scalars is a promising candidate for low-mass dark matter. We introduce an Z_2 symmetry, which ensure the stability of the dark matter. Read More

In this work we present an analysis of flavor violating effects mediated by color sextet scalars, which arise naturally in left-right symmetric gauge theories based on SU(2)_L \times SU(2)_R \times SU(4)_C group. The sextets, denoted here by \Delta_{dd}, Delta_{ud} and \Delta_{uu}, couple to right--handed quarks. We delineate the constraints on these couplings arising from meson--anti-meson transitions and flavor changing weak decays. Read More

A recently proposed scenario for baryogenesis, called post--sphaleron baryogenesis (PSB) is discussed within a class of quark--lepton unified framework based on the gauge symmetry SU(2)_L x SU(2)_R x SU(4)_c realized in the multi--TeV scale. The baryon asymmetry of the universe in this model is produced below the electroweak phase transition temperature after the sphalerons have decoupled from the Hubble expansion. These models embed naturally the seesaw mechanism for neutrino masses, and predict color-sextet scalar particles in the TeV range which may be accessible to the LHC experiments. Read More

We study the $Z^\prime$ phenomenology for two extensions of the Electroweak Standard Model (SM) which have an extra $U(1)_{B-L}$ gauge factor. We show the capabilities of the LHC in distinguishing the signals coming from these two extensions and both of them from the Standard Model background. In order to compare the behavior of these $B-L$ models we consider the reaction $p + p\longrightarrow \mu^+ + \mu^- + X$ and compute some observables as the total cross sections, number of events, forward-backward asymmetry, final particle distributions like rapidity, transverse momentum, and dimuon invariant mass, for two LHC regimes: $\sqrt{s}\,({\cal L})=7$ TeV ($1\, \textrm{fb}^{-1}$) and $14 $ TeV ($100\, \textrm{fb}^{-1}$) for $M_{Z^{\prime}}$ = 1000 GeV and 1500 GeV. Read More

Many extensions of the standard model predict the existence of extra neutral vector bosons, generically referred as $Z^\prime$. This boson may be discovered at the LHC but in this case it will be necessary to study the respective parameters in order to discriminate to which model it belongs to. This is a task for a much clean lepton linear collider as the future ILC. Read More