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Title: Warm and cold fermionic dark matter via freeze-in

The freeze-in mechanism of dark matter production provides a simple and intriguing alternative to the WIMP paradigm. In this paper, we analyze whether freeze-in can be used to account for the dark matter in the so-called singlet fermionic model. In it, the SM is extended with only two additional fields, a singlet scalar that mixes with the Higgs boson, and the dark matter particle, a fermion assumed to be odd under a Z{sub 2} symmetry. After numerically studying the generation of dark matter, we analyze the dependence of the relic density with respect to all the free parameters of the model. These results are then used to obtain the regions of the parameter space that are compatible with the dark matter constraint. We demonstrate that the observed dark matter abundance can be explained via freeze-in over a wide range of masses extending down to the keV range. As a result, warm and cold dark matter can be obtained in this model. It is also possible to have dark matter masses well above the unitarity bound for WIMPs.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Münster, Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 9, D-48149 Münster (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22369915
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2013; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ABUNDANCE; FERMIONS; HIGGS BOSONS; KEV RANGE; LIMITING VALUES; MASS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; SCALARS; SPACE; SYMMETRY; UNITARITY; WIMPS