Dark matter particles near the center of a blazar, after being accelerated by the elastic collisions with relativistic electrons and protons in the blazar jet, can be energetic enough to trigger detectable signals at terrestrial detectors. In this work, focusing on the blazars TXS 0506+056 and BL Lacertae, we derive novel limits on the cross section of the elastic scattering between dark matter and electrons by means of the available Super-Kamiokande data. Thanks to the large blazar-boosted dark matter flux, the limit on the dark matter-electron scattering cross section for dark matter masses below 100 MeV can be as low as similar to 10(-38) cm(2), that is orders of magnitude stronger than the analogous results from galactic cosmic rays.

Blazar-boosted dark matter at Super-Kamiokande / Granelli, Alessandro; Ullio, Piero; Wang, Jin-Wei. - In: JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1475-7516. - 2022:7(2022), pp. 1-16. [10.1088/1475-7516/2022/07/013]

Blazar-boosted dark matter at Super-Kamiokande

Alessandro Granelli;Piero Ullio;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Dark matter particles near the center of a blazar, after being accelerated by the elastic collisions with relativistic electrons and protons in the blazar jet, can be energetic enough to trigger detectable signals at terrestrial detectors. In this work, focusing on the blazars TXS 0506+056 and BL Lacertae, we derive novel limits on the cross section of the elastic scattering between dark matter and electrons by means of the available Super-Kamiokande data. Thanks to the large blazar-boosted dark matter flux, the limit on the dark matter-electron scattering cross section for dark matter masses below 100 MeV can be as low as similar to 10(-38) cm(2), that is orders of magnitude stronger than the analogous results from galactic cosmic rays.
2022
2022
7
1
16
013
10.1088/1475-7516/2022/07/013
https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.07598
Granelli, Alessandro; Ullio, Piero; Wang, Jin-Wei
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