Dark matter identification with cosmic-ray antideuterons

Philip von Doetinchem
2016 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Recent years have seen increased theoretical and experimental effort towards the first-ever detection of cosmic-ray antideuterons, in particular as an indirect signature of dark matter annihilation or decay. In contrast to indirect dark matter searches with positrons, antiprotons, or gamma-rays, which suffer from relatively high and uncertain astrophysical backgrounds, searches with antideuterons benefit from very suppressed conventional backgrounds, offering a potential breakthrough in
more » ... kthrough in unexplored phase space for dark matter. This report is a condensed summary of the article "Review of the theoretical and experimental status of dark matter identification with cosmic-ray antideuteron" [1].
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/718/4/042061 fatcat:sh7diyujjbfaviilssbgqddoji