Dark matter (DM) is currently searched for with a variety of detection strategies. Accelerator searches are particularly promising, but even if weakly interacting massive particles are found at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), it will be difficult to prove that they constitute the bulk of the DM in the Universe ΩDM. We show that a significantly better reconstruction of the DM properties can be obtained with a combined analysis of LHC and direct detection data, by making a simple Ansatz on the weakly interacting massive particles local density ρχ10, i.e., by assuming that the local density scales with the cosmological relic abundance, (ρχ10/ρDM)=(Ωχ10/ ΩDM). We demonstrate this method in an explicit example in the context of a 24-parameter supersymmetric model, with a neutralino lightest supersymmetric particle in the stau coannihilation region. Our results show that future ton-scale direct detection experiments will allow to break degeneracies in the supersymmetric parameter space and achieve a significantly better reconstruction of the neutralino composition and its relic density than with LHC data alone. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

Identification of dark matter particles with LHC and direct detection data / Bertone, G.; Cerdeno, D. G.; Fornasa, M.; Ruiz De Austri, R.; Trotta, R.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY. - ISSN 1550-7998. - 82:5(2010), pp. 1-7. [10.1103/PhysRevD.82.055008]

Identification of dark matter particles with LHC and direct detection data

Trotta R.
2010-01-01

Abstract

Dark matter (DM) is currently searched for with a variety of detection strategies. Accelerator searches are particularly promising, but even if weakly interacting massive particles are found at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), it will be difficult to prove that they constitute the bulk of the DM in the Universe ΩDM. We show that a significantly better reconstruction of the DM properties can be obtained with a combined analysis of LHC and direct detection data, by making a simple Ansatz on the weakly interacting massive particles local density ρχ10, i.e., by assuming that the local density scales with the cosmological relic abundance, (ρχ10/ρDM)=(Ωχ10/ ΩDM). We demonstrate this method in an explicit example in the context of a 24-parameter supersymmetric model, with a neutralino lightest supersymmetric particle in the stau coannihilation region. Our results show that future ton-scale direct detection experiments will allow to break degeneracies in the supersymmetric parameter space and achieve a significantly better reconstruction of the neutralino composition and its relic density than with LHC data alone. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
2010
82
5
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055008
https://arxiv.org/abs/1005.4280
Bertone, G.; Cerdeno, D. G.; Fornasa, M.; Ruiz De Austri, R.; Trotta, R.
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