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Dark matter capture, subdominant WIMPs, and neutrino observatories
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC). Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC). Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). University of Helsinki, Finland.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC). Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). University of Michigan, USA.
Number of Authors: 42017 (English)In: Physical Review D: covering particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, ISSN 2470-0010, E-ISSN 2470-0029, Vol. 95, no 4, article id 043007Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), which are among the best motivated dark matter (DM) candidates, could make up all or only a fraction of the total DM budget. We consider a scenario in which WIMPs are a subdominant DM component; such a scenario would affect both current direct and indirect bounds on the WIMP-nucleon scattering cross section. In this paper we focus on indirect searches for the neutrino flux produced by annihilation of subdominant WIMPs captured by the Sun or the Earth via either spin-dependent or spin-independent scattering. We derive the annihilation rate and the expected neutrino flux at neutrino observatories. In our computation, we include an updated chemical composition of the Earth with respect to the previous literature, leading to an increase of the Earth's capture rate for spin-dependent scattering by a factor of 3. Results are compared with current bounds from Super-Kamiokande and IceCube. We discuss the scaling of bounds from both direct and indirect detection methods with the WIMP abundance.

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2017. Vol. 95, no 4, article id 043007
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Physical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-142494DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.043007ISI: 000394664300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-142494DiVA, id: diva2:1095304
Available from: 2017-05-12 Created: 2017-05-12 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
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1. Exploring particle physics beyond the Standard Model
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring particle physics beyond the Standard Model
2017 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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The standard model of particle physics (SM) is arguably the best tested theory of physics, providing an accurate description of virtually all high energy particle physics phenomena observable in the laboratory. However, the SM also has a number of shortcomings: some of more theoretical nature such as the fine-tuning problem of the Higgs or the strong-CP problem, and some of more phenomenological nature such as not allowing for a satisfying implementation of neutrino masses and the lack of a suitable candidate for the observed dark matter of the Universe.

The SM’s shortcomings have motivated the development of a large number of beyond the SM (BSM) particle physics models. However, no (conclusive) evidence for any BSM model has been found to date. The papers included in this thesis study different approaches to search for BSM physics:

In [I], we studied bounds on weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) DM models arising from the absence of neutrino signals from DM capture and subsequent DM pair-annihilation in dense astrophysical objects such as the Sun or the Earth. We interpreted these bounds in a model independent fashion, focusing in particular on the scaling of the bounds for the case where WIMPs comprise only a sub-dominant component of the DM. We also used a chemical composition of the Earth updated with respect to the previous literature, strengthening the bound on spin-dependent interactions from capture and annihilation in the Earth by approximately a factor 3.

In [II], we studied the collider phenomenology of one particular BSM model, the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model (NMSSM). In particular, we focused on 1) the impact of the presence of the 125 GeV SM-like Higgs boson on the NMSSM parameter space, 2) the identification of NMSSM specific search channels at the LHC which allow to effectively probe the NMSSM parameter space allowed by more conventional searches, and 3) an in-depth study of one of these search channels, the mono-Higgs signature. As shown in [II], this channel allows to probe the low tan β , large m_A regime which is difficult to probe with conventional searches, and in contrast to many conventional Higgs searches, the reach of the mono-Higgs channel improves significantly with the increased luminosity expected to be collected at the LHC in current and future runs.

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Stockholm University, 2017
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Subatomic Physics
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Theoretical Physics
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-148654 (URN)
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2017-11-29, FB53, AlbaNova, Roslagstullsbacken 21, Stockholm, 13:00
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Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2018-02-16Bibliographically approved

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