Distinctive signals of boosted dark matter from semi-annihilations
- October 20 at 10:00 - 11:30, 2021 (JST)
- Prof. Takashi Toma (Assistant Professor, Institute of Liberal Arts and Science, Kanazawa University)
- via Zoom
The recent dark matter direct detection experiments impose the stringent upper bound on the elastic scattering cross section with nucleons. This implies that the cross section is suppressed by small dark matter velocity. However such dark matter can be probed if it is boosted by some mechanism. In this talk, we show that the specific semi-annihilation channel where two dark matter particles annihilate into a pair of anti-dark matter and neutrino indicates signals distinctive from the other semi-annihilation and standard dark matter annihilation processes. Since the boosted dark matter produced by this semi-annihilation is regarded as a high energy neutrino, the total flux of the dark matter and the accompanying neutrino yields double peaks at the energy close to the dark matter mass. Both of the particles can be detectable at large volume neutrino detectors.