TTP12-044 Neutralino dark matter and the Fermi gamma-ray lines

TTP12-044 Neutralino dark matter and the Fermi gamma-ray lines

TTP12-044 Neutralino dark matter and the Fermi gamma-ray lines

Motivated by recent claims of lines in the Fermi gamma-ray spectrum, we critically examine means of enhancing neutralino annihilation into neutral gauge bosons. The signal can be boosted while remaining consistent with continuum photon constraints if a new singlet-like pseudoscalar is present. We consider singlet extensions of the MSSM, focusing on the NMSSM, where a `well-tempered' neutralino can explain the lines while remaining consistent with current constraints. We adopt a complementary numerical and analytic approach throughout in order to gain intuition for the underlying physics. The scenario requires a rich spectrum of light neutralinos and charginos leading to characteristic phenomenological signatures at the LHC whose properties we explore. Future direct detection prospects are excellent, with sizeable spin-dependent and spin-independent cross-sections.

Guillaume Chalons, Matthew J. Dolan, Christopher McCabe
JCAP 1302 016 2013
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