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Title: Flavored Dark Matter and the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess

Abstract

Thermal relic dark matter particles with a mass of 31-40 GeV and that dominantly annihilate to bottom quarks have been shown to provide an excellent description of the excess gamma rays observed from the center of the Milky Way. Flavored dark matter provides a well-motivated framework in which the dark matter can dominantly couple to bottom quarks in a flavor-safe manner. We propose a phenomenologically viable model of bottom flavored dark matter that can account for the spectral shape and normalization of the gamma-ray excess while naturally suppressing the elastic scattering cross sections probed by direct detection experiments. This model will be definitively tested with increased exposure at LUX and with data from the upcoming high-energy run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1155865
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-14-069-A-T
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1404.1373
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Agrawal, Prateek, Batell, Brian, Hooper, Dan, and Lin, Tongyan. Flavored Dark Matter and the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.90.063512.
Agrawal, Prateek, Batell, Brian, Hooper, Dan, & Lin, Tongyan. Flavored Dark Matter and the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.90.063512.
Agrawal, Prateek, Batell, Brian, Hooper, Dan, and Lin, Tongyan. Mon . "Flavored Dark Matter and the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.90.063512. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1155865.
@article{osti_1155865,
title = {Flavored Dark Matter and the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess},
author = {Agrawal, Prateek and Batell, Brian and Hooper, Dan and Lin, Tongyan},
abstractNote = {Thermal relic dark matter particles with a mass of 31-40 GeV and that dominantly annihilate to bottom quarks have been shown to provide an excellent description of the excess gamma rays observed from the center of the Milky Way. Flavored dark matter provides a well-motivated framework in which the dark matter can dominantly couple to bottom quarks in a flavor-safe manner. We propose a phenomenologically viable model of bottom flavored dark matter that can account for the spectral shape and normalization of the gamma-ray excess while naturally suppressing the elastic scattering cross sections probed by direct detection experiments. This model will be definitively tested with increased exposure at LUX and with data from the upcoming high-energy run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.90.063512},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
number = 6,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}