Cold Dark Matter from the Hidden Sector

Paola Arias
Weakly interacting slim particles (WISPs) such as hidden photons (HP) and axion-like particles (ALPs) have been proposed as cold dark matter candidates. They might be produced non-thermally via the misalignment mechanism, similarly to cold axions. In this talk we review the main processes of thermalisation of HP and we compute the parameter space that may survive as cold dark matter population until today. Our findings are quite encouraging for experimental searches in the laboratory in the
more » ... boratory in the near future.
doi:10.3204/desy-proc-2011-04/arias_paola fatcat:ygvcfiimy5ahhbzwbctxmenh2y