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Scalar dark matter: direct vs. indirect detection

  • Michael Duerr
  • Pavel Fileviez Pérez
  • Juri Smirnov
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

We revisit the simplest model for dark matter. In this context the dark matter candidate is a real scalar field which interacts with the Standard Model particles through the Higgs portal. We discuss the relic density constraints as well as the predictions for direct and indirect detection. The final state radiation processes are investigated in order to understand the visibility of the gamma lines from dark matter annihilation. We find two regions where one could observe the gamma lines at gamma-ray telescopes. We point out that the region where the dark matter mass is between 92 and 300 GeV can be tested in the near future at direct and indirect detection experiments.

Keywords

Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Beyond Standard Model 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Duerr
    • 1
  • Pavel Fileviez Pérez
    • 1
  • Juri Smirnov
    • 1
  1. 1.Particle and Astro-Particle Physics DivisionMax-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

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