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Title: Is it possible to explain neutrino masses with scalar dark matter?

Abstract

We present a scenario in which a remarkably simple relation linking dark matter properties and neutrino masses naturally emerges. This framework points towards a low energy theory where the neutrino mass originates from the existence of a light scalar dark matter particle in the keV-MeV mass range. We discuss different ways to constrain and test this scenario by means of astrophysical and cosmological observations as well as laboratory experiments. Finally, we point out that one interesting aspect is that the implied mass range is compatible with the one required for the explanation of the mysterious emission of 511 keV photons from the center of our galaxy in terms of dark matter annihilation into e{sup +}e{sup -} pairs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]; ;  [4]
  1. LAPTH, UMR 5108, 9 chemin de Bellevue - BP 110, 74941 Annecy-Le-Vieux (France)
  2. Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  3. Instituto de Fisica Teorica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco (Spain)
  4. Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21039104
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.77.043516; (c) 2008 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANNIHILATION; COSMOLOGY; ELECTRONS; EMISSION; KEV RANGE; MEV RANGE; NEUTRINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PHOTONS; POSITRONS; REST MASS; SCALARS

Citation Formats

Boehm, Celine, Farzan, Yasaman, Hambye, Thomas, Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio, and Pascoli, Silvia. Is it possible to explain neutrino masses with scalar dark matter?. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.043516.
Boehm, Celine, Farzan, Yasaman, Hambye, Thomas, Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio, & Pascoli, Silvia. Is it possible to explain neutrino masses with scalar dark matter?. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.043516.
Boehm, Celine, Farzan, Yasaman, Hambye, Thomas, Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio, and Pascoli, Silvia. Fri . "Is it possible to explain neutrino masses with scalar dark matter?". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.043516.
@article{osti_21039104,
title = {Is it possible to explain neutrino masses with scalar dark matter?},
author = {Boehm, Celine and Farzan, Yasaman and Hambye, Thomas and Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio and Pascoli, Silvia},
abstractNote = {We present a scenario in which a remarkably simple relation linking dark matter properties and neutrino masses naturally emerges. This framework points towards a low energy theory where the neutrino mass originates from the existence of a light scalar dark matter particle in the keV-MeV mass range. We discuss different ways to constrain and test this scenario by means of astrophysical and cosmological observations as well as laboratory experiments. Finally, we point out that one interesting aspect is that the implied mass range is compatible with the one required for the explanation of the mysterious emission of 511 keV photons from the center of our galaxy in terms of dark matter annihilation into e{sup +}e{sup -} pairs.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.043516},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 4,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2008},
month = {Fri Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2008}
}