Gravitational waves from first order electroweak phase transition in models with the U(1)_X gauge symmetry

25 Jul 2018, 15:10
Plaza 8

Plaza 8


Dr Toshinori Matsui (Korea Inst. for Advanced Study (KIAS))


In this talk, we consider the standard model extension with a dark sector with the $U(1)_X$ Abelian gauge symmetry, which is spontaneously broken by dark Higgs mechanism. We discuss patterns of the electroweak phase transition and detectability of gravitational waves (GWs) when strongly first order phase transition occurs. We find the collider bounds exclude a part of parameter space that could generate detectable GWs otherwise. We show that GWs produced in the multi-step phase transitions can be detected by future observations such as DECIGO and LISA. Furthermore, we discuss the complementarity of dark photon searches or dark matter searches with the GW observations in the models of the dark gauge symmetry. This talk is based on arXiv:1802.02947 [hep-ph] in collaborated with Katsuya Hashino, Shinya Kanemura, Mitsuru Kakizaki and Pyungwon Ko.

Parallel Session Cosmology and Gravitational Waves

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Dr Toshinori Matsui (Korea Inst. for Advanced Study (KIAS))


Mr Katsuya Hashino (University of Toyama (Osaka University)) Prof. Mitsuru Kakizaki (University of Toyama) Prof. Shinya Kanemura (Osaka University) Prof. Pyungwon Ko (Korea Inst. for Advanced Study (KIAS))

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