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Title: Asymmetric capture of Dirac dark matter by the Sun

Abstract

Current problems with the solar model may be alleviated if a significant amount of dark matter from the galactic halo is captured in the Sun. We discuss the capture process in the case where the dark matter is a Dirac fermion and the background halo consists of equal amounts of dark matter and anti-dark matter. By considering the case where dark matter and anti-dark matter have different cross sections on solar nuclei as well as the case where the capture process is considered to be a Poisson process, we find that a significant asymmetry between the captured dark particles and anti-particles is possible even for an annihilation cross section in the range expected for thermal relic dark matter. Since the captured number of particles are competitive with asymmetric dark matter models in a large range of parameter space, one may expect solar physics to be altered by the capture of Dirac dark matter. It is thus possible that solutions to the solar composition problem may be searched for in these type of models.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Theoretical Physics, School of Engineering Sciences, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Albanova University Center,106 91, Stockholm (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
SCOAP3, CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
OSTI Identifier:
22458363
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 08; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: JCAP08(2015)036; OAI: oai:repo.scoap3.org:11434; Article funded by SCOAP3. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANNIHILATION; ANTIMATTER; CROSS SECTIONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; MATHEMATICAL SPACE; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; NUCLEI; STAR MODELS; SUN

Citation Formats

Blennow, Mattias, and Clementz, Stefan. Asymmetric capture of Dirac dark matter by the Sun. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/08/036.
Blennow, Mattias, & Clementz, Stefan. Asymmetric capture of Dirac dark matter by the Sun. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/08/036.
Blennow, Mattias, and Clementz, Stefan. 2015. "Asymmetric capture of Dirac dark matter by the Sun". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/08/036.
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abstractNote = {Current problems with the solar model may be alleviated if a significant amount of dark matter from the galactic halo is captured in the Sun. We discuss the capture process in the case where the dark matter is a Dirac fermion and the background halo consists of equal amounts of dark matter and anti-dark matter. By considering the case where dark matter and anti-dark matter have different cross sections on solar nuclei as well as the case where the capture process is considered to be a Poisson process, we find that a significant asymmetry between the captured dark particles and anti-particles is possible even for an annihilation cross section in the range expected for thermal relic dark matter. Since the captured number of particles are competitive with asymmetric dark matter models in a large range of parameter space, one may expect solar physics to be altered by the capture of Dirac dark matter. It is thus possible that solutions to the solar composition problem may be searched for in these type of models.},
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