Dark matter implications of Fermi-LAT measurement of anisotropies in the diffuse gamma-ray background
2014 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 742, 149-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The detailed origin of the diffuse gamma-ray background is still unknown. However, the contribution of unresolved sources is expected to induce small-scale anisotropies in this emission, which may provide a way to identify and constrain the properties of its contributors. Recent studies have predicted the contributions to the angular power spectrum (APS) from extragalactic and galactic dark matter (DM) annihilation or decay. The Fermi-LAT collaboration reported detection of angular power with a significance larger than 3 sigma in the energy range from 1 GeV to 10 GeV on 22 months of data (Ackermann et al., 2012 ). For these preliminary results the already published Fermi-LAT APS measurements (Ackermann et al., 2012 ) are compared to the accurate predictions for DM anisotropies from state-of-the-art cosmological simulations as presented in Fornasa et at (2013)  to derive constraints on different DM candidates.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 742, 149-153 p.
Astroparticle physics, Extragalactic gamma-ray background, Dark matter, Anisotropies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-103288DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2013.11.009ISI: 000333778100025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-103288DiVA: diva2:718072