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Title: Indirect searches for dark matter bound state formation and level transitions

Abstract

Indirect searches for dark matter (DM) have conventionally been applied to the products of DM annihilation or decay. If DM couples to light force carriers, however, it can be captured into bound states via dissipation of energy that may yield detectable signals. We extend the indirect searches to DM bound state formation and transitions between bound levels, and constrain the emission of unstable dark photons. Our results significantly refine the predicted signal flux that could be observed in experiments. As a concrete example, we use Fermi-LAT dwarf spheroidal observations to obtain constraints in terms of the dark photon mass and energy which we use to search for the formation of stable or unstable bound states.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4]
  1. Université Libre de Bruxelles
  2. Grenoble Alpes University
  3. Sorbonne University, National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  4. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1708955
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
SciPost Physics Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: SciPost Physics Proceedings Journal Volume: 9 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4653
Publisher:
Stichting SciPost
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Baldes, Iason, Calore, Francesca, Petraki, Kalliopi, Poireau, Vincent, and Rodd, Nicholas L. Indirect searches for dark matter bound state formation and level transitions. Netherlands: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.21468/SciPostPhys.9.5.068.
Baldes, Iason, Calore, Francesca, Petraki, Kalliopi, Poireau, Vincent, & Rodd, Nicholas L. Indirect searches for dark matter bound state formation and level transitions. Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.21468/SciPostPhys.9.5.068
Baldes, Iason, Calore, Francesca, Petraki, Kalliopi, Poireau, Vincent, and Rodd, Nicholas L. Tue . "Indirect searches for dark matter bound state formation and level transitions". Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.21468/SciPostPhys.9.5.068.
@article{osti_1708955,
title = {Indirect searches for dark matter bound state formation and level transitions},
author = {Baldes, Iason and Calore, Francesca and Petraki, Kalliopi and Poireau, Vincent and Rodd, Nicholas L.},
abstractNote = {Indirect searches for dark matter (DM) have conventionally been applied to the products of DM annihilation or decay. If DM couples to light force carriers, however, it can be captured into bound states via dissipation of energy that may yield detectable signals. We extend the indirect searches to DM bound state formation and transitions between bound levels, and constrain the emission of unstable dark photons. Our results significantly refine the predicted signal flux that could be observed in experiments. As a concrete example, we use Fermi-LAT dwarf spheroidal observations to obtain constraints in terms of the dark photon mass and energy which we use to search for the formation of stable or unstable bound states.},
doi = {10.21468/SciPostPhys.9.5.068},
journal = {SciPost Physics Proceedings},
number = 5,
volume = 9,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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