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Title: Dark matter on top

We consider a simplified model of fermionic dark matter which couples exclusively to the right-handed top quark via a renormalizable interaction with a color-charged scalar. We first compute the relic abundance of this type of dark matter and investigate constraints placed on the model parameter space by the latest direct detection data. We also perform a detailed analysis for the production of dark matter at the LHC for this model. We find several kinematic variables that allow for a clean signal extraction and we show that the parameter space of this model will be well probed during LHC Run-II. Finally, we investigate the possibility of detecting this type of dark matter via its annihilations into gamma rays. We compute the continuum and the line emission (which includes a possible ''Higgs in Space!'' line) and its possible discovery by future gamma-ray telescopes. We find that the annihilation spectrum has distinctive features which may distinguish it from other models.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Dept. of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019 (United States)
  2. Dept. of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22382078
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ABUNDANCE; ANNIHILATION; CERN LHC; COLOR MODEL; DETECTION; EMISSION; GAMMA RADIATION; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; LIMITING VALUES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; RELICT RADIATION; SIGNALS; SPACE; T QUARKS