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Prospects for detecting supersymmetric dark matter at Post-LEP benchmark points

  • J. Ellis
  • J.L. Feng
  • A. Ferstl
  • K.T. Matchev
  • K.A. Olive
Theoretical physics

Abstract.

A new set of supersymmetric benchmark scenarios has recently been proposed in the context of the constrained MSSM (CMSSM) with universal soft supersymmetry-breaking masses, taking into account the constraints from LEP, \(b \rightarrow s \gamma\) and \(g_\mu - 2\). These points have previously been used to discuss the physics reaches of different accelerators. In this paper, we discuss the prospects for discovering supersymmetric dark matter in these scenarios. We consider direct detection through spin-independent and spin-dependent nuclear scattering, as well as indirect detection through relic annihilations to neutrinos, photons, and positrons. We find that several of the benchmark scenarios offer good prospects for direct detection via spin-independent nuclear scattering and indirect detection via muons produced by neutrinos from relic annihilations inside the Sun, and some models offer good prospects for detecting photons from relic annihilations in the galactic centre.

Keywords

Dark Matter Good Prospect Direct Detection Galactic Centre Benchmark Point 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg / Società Italiana di Fisica 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ellis
    • 1
  • J.L. Feng
    • 2
  • A. Ferstl
    • 3
  • K.T. Matchev
    • 1
  • K.A. Olive
    • 4
  1. 1.TH Division, CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland CH
  2. 2.Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA US
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987, USA US
  4. 4.Theoretical Physics Institute, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA US

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