Dark Photons from the Sun

24 Aug 2015, 17:10
20m
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Particle Cosmology Theory and Experiment Particle Cosmology

Speaker

Flip Tanedo (UC Irvine)

Description

We propose a novel search for dark matter using the directional capabilities of the AMS-02 telescope to identify dark photons coming from dark matter annihilation. Dark matter collects in the core of the Sun and annihilates into dark photons which then decay to known particles on their way to the Earth. For weak-scale dark matter, dark photons of mass MeV -- GeV, and kinematic mixing parameters between 10e-11 and 10e-8, this process produces smoking gun signals of dark matter that may be detected as positrons that point back to the Sun.

Primary author

Flip Tanedo (UC Irvine)

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