# Physical Review D (APS)

 2018-12-0722:16 Superstatistics and the effective QCD phase diagram / Ayala, Alejandro ; Hentschinski, Martin ; Hernández, L. A. ; Loewe, M. ; et al We study the effect of a partially thermalized scenario for chiral symmetry restoration at finite temperature and quark chemical potential, and in particular for the position of the critical end point in an effective description of the QCD phase diagram. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.114002 arXiv:1809.04728 2018-12-0718:16 Loop induced ${H}^{±}\to {W}^{±}Z$ decays in the aligned two-Higgs-doublet model / Abbas, Gauhar ; Das, Diganta ; Patra, Monalisa We present a complete one-loop computation of the ${H}^{±}\to {W}^{±}Z$ decay in the aligned two-Higgs-doublet model. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.115013 arXiv:1806.11035 2018-12-0718:16 Chiral phase transition with $2+1$ quark flavors in an improved soft-wall AdS/QCD model / Fang, Zhen ; Wu, Yue-Liang ; Zhang, Lin We study the chiral phase transition with $2+1$ quark flavors in an improved soft-wall AdS/QCD model, which can produce the light meson spectrum and many other low-energy quantities consistent with experiments in the two-flavor case. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.114003 arXiv:1805.05019 2018-12-0718:16 Freeze-in dark matter from a sub-Higgs mass clockwork sector via the Higgs portal / Kim, Jinsu ; McDonald, John The clockwork mechanism allows extremely weak interactions and small mass scales to be understood in terms of the structure of a theory. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.123503 arXiv:1804.02661 2018-12-0718:16 Beyond $R\left({D}^{\left(*\right)}\right)$ with the general type-III 2HDM for $b\to c\tau \nu$ / Martinez, R. ; Sierra, C. F. ; Valencia, German We review the parameter regions allowed by measurements of $R\left({D}^{\left(*\right)}\right)$ and by a theoretical limit on $B\left({B}_{c}\to \tau \nu \right)$ in terms of generic scalar and pseudoscalar new physics couplings, ${g}_{s}$ and ${g}_{p}$. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.115012 arXiv:1805.04098 2018-12-0718:16 $P$-wave contributions to $B\to \psi \pi \pi$ decays in the perturbative QCD approach / Rui, Zhou ; Li, Ya ; Li, Hsiang-nan We present the differential branching fractions for the $B\to \psi \pi \pi$ decays with the charmonia $\psi =J/\psi ,\psi \left(2S\right)$ in the invariant mass of the $P$-wave pion pairs in the perturbative QCD approach. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.113003 arXiv:1809.04754 2018-12-0718:16 Combined explanations of $\left(g-2{\right)}_{\mu ,e}$ and implications for a large muon EDM / Crivellin, Andreas ; Hoferichter, Martin ; Schmidt-Wellenburg, Philipp With the long-standing tension between experiment and standard-model (SM) prediction in the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, ${a}_{\mu }=\left(g-2{\right)}_{\mu }/2$, at the level of $3–4\sigma$, it is natural to ask if there could be a sizable effect in the electric dipole moment (EDM) ${d}_{\mu }$ as well. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.113002 arXiv:1807.11484 2018-12-0702:16 Supersymmetry and LHC missing energy signals / Carena, Marcela ; Osborne, James ; Shah, Nausheen R. ; Wagner, Carlos E. M. Current analyses of the LHC data put stringent bounds on strongly interacting supersymmetric particles, restricting the masses of squarks and gluinos to be above the TeV scale. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.115010 arXiv:1809.11082 2018-12-0702:16 Anatomy of a strong residual sign problem on the thimbles / Bloch, Jacques Using a simple Gaussian-like Ansatz for the phase distribution of a theory with a complex action, we show how the thimble integration for the average phase factor can be plagued by a strong residual sign problem when the phase of the complex integration measure conspires with the constant phase of the integrand along the thimble. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.114502 arXiv:1808.00882 2018-12-0702:16 Implications of the dark axion portal for the muon $g-2$, $B$ factories, fixed target neutrino experiments, and beam dumps / deNiverville, Patrick ; Lee, Hye-Sung ; Seo, Min-Seok The dark axion portal is a recently introduced portal between the standard model and the dark sector. [...] Published in Physical Review D 98 (2018) 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.115011 arXiv:1806.00757