Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Bound states of weakly interacting dark matter
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
2009 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, Vol. 79, no 5, 55022- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We explore the possibility that weakly interacting dark matter can form bound states-WIMPonium. Such states are expected in a wide class of models of particle dark matter, including some limits of the minimal supersymmetric standard model. We examine the conditions under which we expect bound states to occur and use analogues of nonrelativistic QCD applied to heavy quarkonia to provide estimates for their properties, including couplings to the standard model. We further find that it may be possible to produce WIMPonium at the LHC and explore the properties of the WIMP that can be inferred from measurements of the WIMPonium states.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 79, no 5, 55022- p.
Keyword [en]
qcd, annihilation
National Category
Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-60230DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.055022ISI: 000264762400077OAI: diva2:434507
authorCount :3Available from: 2011-08-15 Created: 2011-08-11 Last updated: 2011-08-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Department of Physics
In the same journal
Physical Review D
Physical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 19 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link