Dark matter and global symmetries
Abstract
General considerations in general relativity and quantum mechanics are known to potentially rule out continuous global symmetries in the context of any consistent theory of quantum gravity. Assuming the validity of such considerations, we derive stringent bounds from gammaray, Xray, cosmicray, neutrino, and CMB data on models that invoke global symmetries to stabilize the dark matter particle. We compute uptodate, robust modelindependent limits on the dark matter lifetime for a variety of Planckscale suppressed dimensionfive effective operators. We then specialize our analysis and apply our bounds to specific models including the TwoHiggsDoublet, LeftRight, Singlet Fermionic, ZeeBabu, 331 and Radiative SeeSaw models. Here, assuming that (i) global symmetries are broken at the Planck scale, that (ii) the nonrenormalizable operators mediating dark matter decay have O(1) couplings, that (iii) the dark matter is a singlet field, and that (iv) the dark matter density distribution is well described by a NFW profile, we are able to rule out fermionic, vector, and scalar dark matter candidates across a broad mass range (keVTeV), including the WIMP regime
 Authors:
 Univ. ParisSud, Orsay (France)
 Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)
 Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States); MaxPlanckInstitut fur Kernphysik, Heidelberg (Germany)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE Office of Science (SC)
 OSTI Identifier:
 1405514
 Alternate Identifier(s):
 OSTI ID: 1361526
 Grant/Contract Number:
 SC0010107
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article: Published Article
 Journal Name:
 Physics Letters. Section B
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 760; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 03702693
 Publisher:
 Elsevier
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
Citation Formats
Mambrini, Yann, Profumo, Stefano, and Queiroz, Farinaldo S. Dark matter and global symmetries. United States: N. p., 2016.
Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.076.
Mambrini, Yann, Profumo, Stefano, & Queiroz, Farinaldo S. Dark matter and global symmetries. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.076.
Mambrini, Yann, Profumo, Stefano, and Queiroz, Farinaldo S. Wed .
"Dark matter and global symmetries". United States.
doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.076.
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