Benchmark scenarios for the NMSSM

Djouadi, A. ; Drees, M. ; Ellwanger, U. ; Godbole, R. ; Hugonie, C. ; King, S. F. ; Lehti, S. ; Moretti, S. ; Nikitenko, A. ; Rottlander, I. ; Schumacher, M. ; Teixeira, A. M. (2008) Benchmark scenarios for the NMSSM Journal of High Energy Physics, 2008 (7). No pp. given. ISSN 1126-6708

PDF - Author Version

Official URL:

Related URL:


We discuss constrained and semi-constrained versions of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (NMSSM) in which a singlet Higgs superfield is added to the two doublet superfields that are present in the minimal extension (MSSM). This leads to a richer Higgs and neutralino spectrum and allows for many interesting phenomena that are not present in the MSSM. In particular, light Higgs particles are still allowed by current constraints and could appear as decay products of the heavier Higgs states, rendering their search rather difficult at the LHC. We propose benchmark scenarios which address the new phenomenological features, consistent with present constraints from colliders and with the dark matter relic density, and with (semi-)universal soft terms at the GUT scale. We present the corresponding spectra for the Higgs particles, their couplings to gauge bosons and fermions and their most important decay branching ratios. A brief survey of the search strategies for these states at the LHC is given.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Keywords:Supersymmetry Phenomenology; Supersymmetric Standard Model
ID Code:93561
Deposited On:20 Jun 2012 10:44
Last Modified:19 May 2016 06:37

Repository Staff Only: item control page