(In)Direct detection of boosted dark matter

Kaustubh Agashe, Yanou Cui, Lina Necib, Jesse Thaler
2016 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
We present a new multi-component dark matter model with a novel experimental signature that mimics neutral current interactions at neutrino detectors. In our model, the dark matter is composed of two particles, a heavier dominant component that annihilates to produce a boosted lighter component that we refer to as boosted dark matter. The lighter component is relativistic and scatters off electrons in neutrino experiments to produce Cherenkov light. This model combines the indirect detection of
more » ... direct detection of the dominant component with the direct detection of the boosted dark matter. Directionality can be used to distinguish the dark matter signal from the atmospheric neutrino background. We discuss the viable region of parameter space in current and future experiments.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/718/4/042041 fatcat:yloe2nc75jeirhd2xrwttra2s4