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Title: Inception of self-interacting dark matter with dark charge conjugation symmetry

A new understanding of the stability of self-interacting dark matter is pointed out, based on the simplest spontaneously broken Abelian gauge model with one complex scalar and one Dirac fermion. The key is the imposition of dark charge conjugation symmetry. It allows the possible existence of two stable particles: the Dirac fermion and the vector gauge boson which acts as a light mediator for the former's self-interaction. Since this light mediator does not decay, it avoids the strong cosmological constraints recently obtained for all such models where the light mediator decays into standard-model particles.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0008541
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 772; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1367771
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1423776

Ma, Ernest. Inception of self-interacting dark matter with dark charge conjugation symmetry. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.067.
Ma, Ernest. Inception of self-interacting dark matter with dark charge conjugation symmetry. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.067.
Ma, Ernest. 2017. "Inception of self-interacting dark matter with dark charge conjugation symmetry". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.067.
@article{osti_1367771,
title = {Inception of self-interacting dark matter with dark charge conjugation symmetry},
author = {Ma, Ernest},
abstractNote = {A new understanding of the stability of self-interacting dark matter is pointed out, based on the simplest spontaneously broken Abelian gauge model with one complex scalar and one Dirac fermion. The key is the imposition of dark charge conjugation symmetry. It allows the possible existence of two stable particles: the Dirac fermion and the vector gauge boson which acts as a light mediator for the former's self-interaction. Since this light mediator does not decay, it avoids the strong cosmological constraints recently obtained for all such models where the light mediator decays into standard-model particles.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2017.06.067},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 772,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}