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Title: Dark cosmic rays

Abstract

If dark matter particles have an electric charge, as in models of millicharged dark matter, such particles should be accelerated in the same astrophysical accelerators that produce ordinary cosmic rays, and their spectra should have a predictable rigidity dependence. Depending on the charge, the resulting “dark cosmic rays” can be detected as muon-like or neutrino-like events in Super-Kamiokande, IceCube, and other detectors. We present new limits and propose several new analyses, in particular, for the Super-Kamiokande experiment, which can probe a previously unexplored portion of the millicharged dark matter parameter space. Here, most of our results are fairly general and apply to a broad class of dark matter models.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  2. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Univ. of Tokyo (Japan). Kavli Inst. for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI)
  3. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy; Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1344430
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1368174
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0009937; SC0009920; PHY-1066293
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 768; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Hu, Ping-Kai, Kusenko, Alexander, and Takhistov, Volodymyr. Dark cosmic rays. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.035.
Hu, Ping-Kai, Kusenko, Alexander, & Takhistov, Volodymyr. Dark cosmic rays. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.035.
Hu, Ping-Kai, Kusenko, Alexander, and Takhistov, Volodymyr. Wed . "Dark cosmic rays". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.035.
@article{osti_1344430,
title = {Dark cosmic rays},
author = {Hu, Ping-Kai and Kusenko, Alexander and Takhistov, Volodymyr},
abstractNote = {If dark matter particles have an electric charge, as in models of millicharged dark matter, such particles should be accelerated in the same astrophysical accelerators that produce ordinary cosmic rays, and their spectra should have a predictable rigidity dependence. Depending on the charge, the resulting “dark cosmic rays” can be detected as muon-like or neutrino-like events in Super-Kamiokande, IceCube, and other detectors. We present new limits and propose several new analyses, in particular, for the Super-Kamiokande experiment, which can probe a previously unexplored portion of the millicharged dark matter parameter space. Here, most of our results are fairly general and apply to a broad class of dark matter models.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.035},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 768,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 22 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Feb 22 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.035

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