We investigate the possibility that Dark Matter arises as a composite state of a fundamental confining dynamics, together with the Higgs boson. We focus on the minimal SU(4)×SU(4)/SU(4) model which has both a Dark Matter and a Higgs candidates arising as pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone bosons. At the same time, a simple underlying gauge-fermion theory can be defined providing an existence proof of, and useful constraints on, the effective field theory description. We focus on the parameter space where the Dark Matter candidate is mostly a gauge singlet. We present a complete calculation of its relic abundance and find preferred masses between 500 GeV to a few TeV. Direct Dark Matter detection already probes part of the parameter space, ruling out masses above 1 TeV, while Indirect Detection is relevant only if non-thermal production is assumed. The prospects for detection of the odd composite scalars at the LHC are also established.

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Keywords Discrete Symmetries, Global Symmetries, Technicolor and Composite Models
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2017)058
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Wu, Y. (Yongcheng), Ma, T. (Teng), Zhang, B. (Bin), & Cacciapaglia, G. (Giacomo). (2017). Composite dark matter and Higgs. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017(11). doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2017)058