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Title: Distinguishing neutrino mass hierarchies using dark matter annihilation signals at IceCube

We explore the possibility of distinguishing neutrino mass hierarchies through the neutrino signal from dark matter annihilation at neutrino telescopes. We consider a simple extension of the standard model where the neutrino masses and mixing angles are obtained via the type-II seesaw mechanism as an explicit example. We show that future extensions of IceCube neutrino telescope may detect the neutrino signal from DM annihilation at the Galactic Center and inside the Sun, and differentiate between the normal and inverted mass hierarchies, in this model.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico,1919 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87131 (United States)
  2. Department of Physics and Astronomy,Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy,Texas A & M University, 4242 TAMU, College Station, TX, 77843-4242 (United States)
  3. Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2A & 2B, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata, 700032 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22458408
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: JCAP12(2015)003; OAI: oai:repo.scoap3.org:12879; 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; ANNIHILATION; MASS; MIXING ANGLE; NEUTRINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SIGNALS; STANDARD MODEL; SUN; TELESCOPES