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Title: Model-independent constraints on dark matter annihilation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies

Abstract

We present a general, model-independent formalism for determining bounds on the production of photons in dwarf spheroidal galaxies via dark matter annihilation, applicable to any set of assumptions about dark matter particle physics or astrophysics. As an illustration, we analyze gamma-ray data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to constrain a variety of nonstandard dark matter models, several of which have not previously been studied in the context of dwarf galaxy searches.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States); Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States)
  2. Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States)
  3. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1438972
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1498836
Grant/Contract Number:  
sc0010504
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Boddy, Kimberly K., Kumar, Jason, Marfatia, Danny, and Sandick, Pearl. Model-independent constraints on dark matter annihilation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.095031.
Boddy, Kimberly K., Kumar, Jason, Marfatia, Danny, & Sandick, Pearl. Model-independent constraints on dark matter annihilation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.095031.
Boddy, Kimberly K., Kumar, Jason, Marfatia, Danny, and Sandick, Pearl. Thu . "Model-independent constraints on dark matter annihilation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.095031.
@article{osti_1438972,
title = {Model-independent constraints on dark matter annihilation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies},
author = {Boddy, Kimberly K. and Kumar, Jason and Marfatia, Danny and Sandick, Pearl},
abstractNote = {We present a general, model-independent formalism for determining bounds on the production of photons in dwarf spheroidal galaxies via dark matter annihilation, applicable to any set of assumptions about dark matter particle physics or astrophysics. As an illustration, we analyze gamma-ray data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to constrain a variety of nonstandard dark matter models, several of which have not previously been studied in the context of dwarf galaxy searches.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevd.97.095031},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 9,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

Journal Article:
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DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.97.095031

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