Cosmic Photons from Mass Splitting in the Dark Sector

terça-feira, 27 Novembro, 2018 - 11:00
Francesco D'Eramo (University of Padova)

In this talk, I will present two dark matter frameworks where a mass splitting in the dark sector dramatically alters the expectations for indirect detection rates. In the first case, the presence of a quasi-degenerate metastable state, where the dark matter number is stored, allows for sub-GeV relics with large s-wave annihilation cross section and not excluded by CMB bounds. In the second case, dark matter particles inelastically up-scatter in the interstellar plasma to a quasi-degenerate heavier partner, whose subsequent decays generate X-ray lines with unique spectrum and morphology.