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Title: Updated collider and direct detection constraints on Dark Matter models for the Galactic Center gamma-ray excess

Utilizing an exhaustive set of simplified models, we revisit dark matter scenarios potentially capable of generating the observed Galactic Center gamma-ray excess, updating constraints from the LUX and PandaX-II experiments, as well as from the LHC and other colliders. We identify a variety of pseudoscalar mediated models that remain consistent with all constraints. In contrast, dark matter candidates which annihilate through a spin-1 mediator are ruled out by direct detection constraints unless the mass of the mediator is near an annihilation resonance, or the mediator has a purely vector coupling to the dark matter and a purely axial coupling to Standard Model fermions. Furthermore, all scenarios in which the dark matter annihilates through t-channel processes are now ruled out by a combination of the constraints from LUX/PandaX-II and the LHC.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. CSIC-Univ. de Valencia, Valencia (Spain); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-605-A; arXiv:1612.06462
Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516; 1505133; TRN: US1700702
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 02; Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; dark matter experiments; dark matter theory
OSTI Identifier:
1345613

Escudero, Miguel, Hooper, Dan, and Witte, Samuel J. Updated collider and direct detection constraints on Dark Matter models for the Galactic Center gamma-ray excess. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/02/038.
Escudero, Miguel, Hooper, Dan, & Witte, Samuel J. Updated collider and direct detection constraints on Dark Matter models for the Galactic Center gamma-ray excess. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/02/038.
Escudero, Miguel, Hooper, Dan, and Witte, Samuel J. 2017. "Updated collider and direct detection constraints on Dark Matter models for the Galactic Center gamma-ray excess". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/02/038. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345613.
@article{osti_1345613,
title = {Updated collider and direct detection constraints on Dark Matter models for the Galactic Center gamma-ray excess},
author = {Escudero, Miguel and Hooper, Dan and Witte, Samuel J.},
abstractNote = {Utilizing an exhaustive set of simplified models, we revisit dark matter scenarios potentially capable of generating the observed Galactic Center gamma-ray excess, updating constraints from the LUX and PandaX-II experiments, as well as from the LHC and other colliders. We identify a variety of pseudoscalar mediated models that remain consistent with all constraints. In contrast, dark matter candidates which annihilate through a spin-1 mediator are ruled out by direct detection constraints unless the mass of the mediator is near an annihilation resonance, or the mediator has a purely vector coupling to the dark matter and a purely axial coupling to Standard Model fermions. Furthermore, all scenarios in which the dark matter annihilates through t-channel processes are now ruled out by a combination of the constraints from LUX/PandaX-II and the LHC.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2017/02/038},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 02,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
}