Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2013:158 | Cite as

Two-component dark matter

  • Subhadittya Bhattacharya
  • Aleksandra Drozd
  • Bohdan Grzadkowski
  • Jose Wudka
Open Access


We study an extension of the Standard Model (SM) with two interacting cold Dark Matter (DM) candidates: a neutral Majorana fermion (ν) and a neutral scalar singlet (φ). The scalar φ interacts with the SM through the “Higgs portal” coupling while ν at the tree level interacts only with φ through Yukawa interactions. The relic abundance of ν and φ is found by solving the Boltzmann equations numerically; for the case mν > mφ we also derive a reliable approximate analytical solution. Effects of the interaction between the two DM components are discussed. A scan over the parameter space is performed to determine the regions consistent with the WMAP data for DM relic abundance, and with the XENON100 direct detection limits for the DM-nucleus cross section. We find that although a large region of the parameter space is allowed by the WMAP constraints, the XENON100 data severely restricts the parameter space. Taking into account only amplitudes generated at the tree level one finds three allowed regions for the scalar mass: mφ ~ 62.5 GeV (corresponding to the vicinity of the Higgs boson resonance responsible for φφ annihilation into SM particles), mφ ≃ 130 − 140 GeV and mφ ≳ 3 TeV. 1-loop induced ν-nucleon scattering has been also calculated and discussed. A possibility of DM direct detection by the CREST-II experiment was considered.


Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM Beyond Standard Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhadittya Bhattacharya
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Drozd
    • 2
  • Bohdan Grzadkowski
    • 2
  • Jose Wudka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideU.S.A.
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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