8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Sticky Dark Matter

Aug 9, 2011, 12:37 PM
Rhode Island Convention Center

Rhode Island Convention Center

One Sabin Street Providence, RI 02903
Poster Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Poster Session


Prof. Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University)


There is experimental evidence that Dark Matter (DM) makes up about 25\% of the Universe mass and is most likely non­relativistic. We explore possibility of creation and existence of bound states of Dark Matter and standard model (SM) particles. Such bound states can be potentially created and detected during direct DM search experiments (DAMA, CDMS, XENON etc.). We work in model-­independent effective field theoretic approach to determine conditions under which such bound states can be created. Our results appear to be dependent on nuclei used in DM direct detection experiments. In this scenario we determine the region of DM parameter space that provides simultaneous fit to DAMA and CDMS data.

Primary author

Prof. Alexey Petrov (Wayne State University)


Dr Andriy Badin (Duke University)

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