Non-relativistic pair annihilation of nearly mass degenerate neutralinos and charginos I. General framework and S-wave annihilation

  • M. Beneke
  • C. HellmannEmail author
  • P. Ruiz-Femenía


We compute analytically the tree-level annihilation rates of a collection of non- relativistic neutralino and chargino two-particle states in the general MSSM, including the previously unknown off-diagonal rates. The results are prerequisites to the calculation of the Sommerfeld enhancement in the MSSM, which will be presented in subsequent work. They can also be used to obtain concise analytic expressions for MSSM dark matter pair annihilation in the present Universe for a large number of exclusive two-particle final states.


Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Supersymmetric Standard Model Nonperturbative Effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physik Department T31Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik und KosmologieRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of ViennaWienAustria
  4. 4.Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC)CSIC-Universitat de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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