Elastically Decoupling Dark Matter

Eric Kuflik, Maxim Perelstein, Nicolas Rey Le Lorier, Yu Dai Tsai

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We present a novel dark matter candidate, an elastically decoupling relic, which is a cold thermal relic whose present abundance is determined by the cross section of its elastic scattering on standard model particles. The dark matter candidate is predicted to have a mass ranging from a few to a few hundred MeV, and an elastic scattering cross section with electrons, photons and/or neutrinos in the 10-3-1 fb range.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number221302
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 2 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

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