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Title: A novel approach to derive halo-independent limits on dark matter properties

We propose a method that allows to place an upper limit on the dark matter elastic scattering cross section with nucleons which is independent of the velocity distribution. Our approach combines null results from direct detection experiments with indirect searches at neutrino telescopes, and goes beyond previous attempts to remove astrophysical uncertainties in that it directly constrains the particle physics properties of the dark matter. The resulting halo-independent upper limits on the scattering cross section of dark matter are remarkably strong and reach σ{sub SI}{sup p}≲10{sup −43} (10{sup −42}) cm{sup 2} and σ{sub SD}{sup p}≲10{sup −37} (3×10{sup −37}) cm{sup 2}, for dark matter particles of m{sub DM}∼1 TeV annihilating into W{sup +}W{sup −} (bb-bar), assuming ρ{sub loc}=0.3 GeV/cm{sup 3}.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Physics Department and McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences,Washington University in Saint Louis,1 Brookings Drive - CB 1105, St Louis, MO 63130 (United States)
  2. Physik-Department T30d, Technische Universität München,James-Franck-Straße, 85748 Garching (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22458381
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 09; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: JCAP09(2015)052; OAI: oai:repo.scoap3.org:11908; Article funded by SCOAP3. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Sponsoring Org:
SCOAP3, CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CROSS SECTIONS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; GEV RANGE; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; NUCLEONS; TELESCOPES; TEV RANGE