Coloured coannihilations: dark matter phenomenology meets non-relativistic EFTs

Biondini, S. & Vogl, S., 4-Feb-2019, In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 2, 33 p., 16.

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We investigate the phenomenology of a simplified model with a Majorana fermion as dark matter candidate which interacts with Standard Model quarks via a colourcharged coannihilation partner. Recently it has been realized that non-perturbative dynamics, including the Sommerfeld effect, bound state formation/dissociation and thermal corrections, play an important role in coannihilations with coloured mediators. This calls for a careful analysis of thermal freeze-out and a new look at the experimental signatures expected for a thermal relic. We employ a state of the art calculation of the relic density which makes use of a non-relativistic effective theory framework and calculate the effective annihilation rates by solving a plasma-modified Schrodinger equation. We determine the cosmologically preferred parameter space and confront it with current experimental limits and future prospects for dark matter detection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4-Feb-2019


  • Beyond Standard Model, Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM, Effective Field Theories, Thermal Field Theory, AMPLITUDES, NRQCD

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