For the first time, a full one-loop calculation of the process chi chi --> 2 gamma is performed, where chi is the lightest neutralino in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model. This process is of interest for dark matter detection, since it would give a sharp gamma ray line with E-gamma = m(chi). We improve upon and correct published formulas, and give cross sections for supersymmetric models with chi masses between 30 GeV and several TeV. We find a new contribution, previously neglected, which enhances the 2 gamma rate for TeV higgsinos by up to an order of magnitude. As a byproduct, we obtain a new expression for the related process chi chi --> 2 gluons, which on the other hand can be smaller than previously calculated.
|Titolo:||Full one-loop calculation of neutralino annihilation into two photons|
|Autori:||L. BERGSTROM; ULLIO P|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0550-3213(97)00530-0|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|