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Title: Strongly interacting massive particles through the axion portal

Abstract

Dark matter could be a thermal relic comprised of strongly interacting massive particles (SIMPs), where 3→2 interactions set the relic abundance. Such interactions generically arise in theories of chiral symmetry breaking via the Wess-Zumino-Witten term. In this work, we show that an axionlike particle can successfully maintain kinetic equilibrium between the dark matter and the visible sector, allowing the requisite entropy transfer that is crucial for SIMPs to be a cold dark matter candidate. Constraints on this scenario arise from beam dump and collider experiments, from the cosmic microwave background, and from supernovae. We find a viable parameter space when the axionlike particle is close in mass to the SIMP dark matter, with strong-scale masses of order a few hundred MeV. Many planned experiments are set to probe the parameter space in the near future.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel). Racah Inst. of Physics
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of Tokyo (Japan). Kavli Inst. for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI); Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1488916
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1560572
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 11; 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

Hochberg, Yonit, Kuflik, Eric, McGehee, Robert, Murayama, Hitoshi, and Schutz, Katelin. Strongly interacting massive particles through the axion portal. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevd.98.115031.
Hochberg, Yonit, Kuflik, Eric, McGehee, Robert, Murayama, Hitoshi, & Schutz, Katelin. Strongly interacting massive particles through the axion portal. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.98.115031.
Hochberg, Yonit, Kuflik, Eric, McGehee, Robert, Murayama, Hitoshi, and Schutz, Katelin. Wed . "Strongly interacting massive particles through the axion portal". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.98.115031.
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title = {Strongly interacting massive particles through the axion portal},
author = {Hochberg, Yonit and Kuflik, Eric and McGehee, Robert and Murayama, Hitoshi and Schutz, Katelin},
abstractNote = {Dark matter could be a thermal relic comprised of strongly interacting massive particles (SIMPs), where 3→2 interactions set the relic abundance. Such interactions generically arise in theories of chiral symmetry breaking via the Wess-Zumino-Witten term. In this work, we show that an axionlike particle can successfully maintain kinetic equilibrium between the dark matter and the visible sector, allowing the requisite entropy transfer that is crucial for SIMPs to be a cold dark matter candidate. Constraints on this scenario arise from beam dump and collider experiments, from the cosmic microwave background, and from supernovae. We find a viable parameter space when the axionlike particle is close in mass to the SIMP dark matter, with strong-scale masses of order a few hundred MeV. Many planned experiments are set to probe the parameter space in the near future.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevd.98.115031},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 11,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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