Relic densities including Sommerfeld enhancements in the MSSM

  • Andrzej HryczukEmail author
  • Roberto Iengo
  • Piero Ullio


We have developed a general formalism to compute Sommerfeld enhancement (SE) factors for a multi-state system of fermions, in all possible spin configurations and with generic long-range interactions. We show how to include such SE effects in an accurate calculation of the thermal relic density for WIMP dark matter candidates. We apply the method to the MSSM and perform a numerical study of the relic abundance of neutralinos with arbitrary composition and including the SE due to the exchange of the W and Z bosons, photons and Higgses. We find that the relic density can be suppressed by a factor of a few in a sizable region of the parameter space, mostly for Wino-like neutralino with mass of a few TeV, and up to an order of magnitude close to a resonance.


Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Supersymmetric Standard Model Nonperturbative Effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SISSA and INFN, Sezione di TriesteTriesteItaly

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