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Title: Self-interacting scalar dark matter with local Z{sub 3} symmetry

Abstract

We construct a self-interacting scalar dark matter (DM) model with local discrete Z{sub 3} symmetry that stabilizes a weak scale scalar dark matter X. The model assumes a hidden sector with a local U(1){sub X} dark gauge symmetry, which is broken spontaneously into Z{sub 3} subgroup by nonzero VEV of dark Higgs field φ{sub X} ((φ{sub X})≠0). Compared with global Z{sub 3} DM models, the local Z{sub 3} model has two new extra fields: a dark gauge field Z{sup '} and a dark Higgs field φ (a remnant of the U(1){sub X} breaking). After imposing various constraints including the upper bounds on the spin-independent direct detection cross section and thermal relic density, we find that the scalar DM with mass less than 125 GeV is allowed in the local Z{sub 3} model, in contrary to the global Z{sub 3} model. This is due to new channels in the DM pair annihilations open into Z{sup '} and φ in the local Z{sub 3} model. Most parts of the newly open DM mass region can be probed by XENON1T and other similar future experiments. Also if φ is light enough (a few MeV ∼

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22373551
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 05; 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; CERN LHC; CROSS SECTIONS; GAUGE INVARIANCE; GEV RANGE 100-1000; HIGGS MODEL; MEV RANGE; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SYMMETRY

Citation Formats

Ko, P., and Tang, Yong. Self-interacting scalar dark matter with local Z{sub 3} symmetry. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/05/047.
Ko, P., & Tang, Yong. Self-interacting scalar dark matter with local Z{sub 3} symmetry. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/05/047.
Ko, P., and Tang, Yong. Thu . "Self-interacting scalar dark matter with local Z{sub 3} symmetry". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/05/047.
@article{osti_22373551,
title = {Self-interacting scalar dark matter with local Z{sub 3} symmetry},
author = {Ko, P. and Tang, Yong},
abstractNote = {We construct a self-interacting scalar dark matter (DM) model with local discrete Z{sub 3} symmetry that stabilizes a weak scale scalar dark matter X. The model assumes a hidden sector with a local U(1){sub X} dark gauge symmetry, which is broken spontaneously into Z{sub 3} subgroup by nonzero VEV of dark Higgs field φ{sub X} ((φ{sub X})≠0). Compared with global Z{sub 3} DM models, the local Z{sub 3} model has two new extra fields: a dark gauge field Z{sup '} and a dark Higgs field φ (a remnant of the U(1){sub X} breaking). After imposing various constraints including the upper bounds on the spin-independent direct detection cross section and thermal relic density, we find that the scalar DM with mass less than 125 GeV is allowed in the local Z{sub 3} model, in contrary to the global Z{sub 3} model. This is due to new channels in the DM pair annihilations open into Z{sup '} and φ in the local Z{sub 3} model. Most parts of the newly open DM mass region can be probed by XENON1T and other similar future experiments. Also if φ is light enough (a few MeV ∼},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2014/05/047},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
issn = {1475-7516},
number = 05,
volume = 2014,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {5}
}