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Title: Gamma-ray lines and one-loop continuum from s-channel dark matter annihilations

Abstract

The era of indirect detection searches for dark matter has begun, with the sensitivities of gamma-ray detectors now approaching the parameter space relevant for weakly interacting massive particles. In particular, gamma ray lines would be smoking gun signatures of dark matter annihilation, although they are typically suppressed compared to the continuum. In this paper, we pay particular attention to the 1-loop continuum generated together with the gamma-ray lines and investigate under which conditions a dark matter model can naturally lead to a line signal that is relatively enhanced. We study generic classes of models in which DM is a fermion that annihilates through an s-channel mediator which is either a vector or scalar and identify the coupling and mass conditions under which large line signals occur. We focus on the ''forbidden channel mechanism'' advocated a few years ago in the ''Higgs in space'' scenario for which tree level annihilation is kinematically forbidden today. Detailed calculations of all 1-loop annihilation channels are provided. We single out very simple models with a large line over continuum ratio and present general predictions for a large range of WIMP masses that are relevant not only for Fermi and Hess II but also for themore » next generation of telescopes such as CTA and Gamma-400. Constraints from the relic abundance, direct detection and collider bounds are also discussed.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019 (United States)
  2. CERN Physics Department, Theory Division, CH-1211, Geneva 23 (Switzerland)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)
  5. Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA/Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cédex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22282799
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2013; Journal Issue: 07; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANNIHILATION; ASTROPHYSICS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COUPLING; FERMIONS; GAMMA DETECTION; GAMMA RADIATION; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; LIMITING VALUES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; S CHANNEL; SCALARS; SENSITIVITY; SPACE; TELESCOPES; VECTORS; WIMPS

Citation Formats

Jackson, C. B., Servant, Géraldine, Shaughnessy, Gabe, Tait, Tim M.P., and Taoso, Marco. Gamma-ray lines and one-loop continuum from s-channel dark matter annihilations. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2013/07/021.
Jackson, C. B., Servant, Géraldine, Shaughnessy, Gabe, Tait, Tim M.P., & Taoso, Marco. Gamma-ray lines and one-loop continuum from s-channel dark matter annihilations. United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2013/07/021
Jackson, C. B., Servant, Géraldine, Shaughnessy, Gabe, Tait, Tim M.P., and Taoso, Marco. Mon . "Gamma-ray lines and one-loop continuum from s-channel dark matter annihilations". United States. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2013/07/021.
@article{osti_22282799,
title = {Gamma-ray lines and one-loop continuum from s-channel dark matter annihilations},
author = {Jackson, C. B. and Servant, Géraldine and Shaughnessy, Gabe and Tait, Tim M.P. and Taoso, Marco},
abstractNote = {The era of indirect detection searches for dark matter has begun, with the sensitivities of gamma-ray detectors now approaching the parameter space relevant for weakly interacting massive particles. In particular, gamma ray lines would be smoking gun signatures of dark matter annihilation, although they are typically suppressed compared to the continuum. In this paper, we pay particular attention to the 1-loop continuum generated together with the gamma-ray lines and investigate under which conditions a dark matter model can naturally lead to a line signal that is relatively enhanced. We study generic classes of models in which DM is a fermion that annihilates through an s-channel mediator which is either a vector or scalar and identify the coupling and mass conditions under which large line signals occur. We focus on the ''forbidden channel mechanism'' advocated a few years ago in the ''Higgs in space'' scenario for which tree level annihilation is kinematically forbidden today. Detailed calculations of all 1-loop annihilation channels are provided. We single out very simple models with a large line over continuum ratio and present general predictions for a large range of WIMP masses that are relevant not only for Fermi and Hess II but also for the next generation of telescopes such as CTA and Gamma-400. Constraints from the relic abundance, direct detection and collider bounds are also discussed.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2013/07/021},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/22282799}, journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
issn = {1475-7516},
number = 07,
volume = 2013,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {7}
}