22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

Dark matter, neutrino masses and LFV processes in the scotogenic model

Jul 23, 2015, 12:15 PM
talk Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation


Dr carlos yaguna (MPIK, Heidelberg)


We study the impact that future lepton flavor violating experiments will have on the viable parameter space of the scotogenic model. Within this model, the dark matter particle is assumed to be the lightest singlet fermion and two cases are considered depending on how its relic density is obtained: via self-annihilations or via coannihilations with the scalars. For each case, a scan over the parameter space of the model is used to obtain a large sample of viable points, which we subsequently analyze. We find that future lepton flavor violating experiments, in particular those searching for μ→3e and μ-e conversion in nuclei, will probe the parameter space of the scotogenic model in a significant way. They may exclude a large fraction of the models where the dark matter density is determined by coannihilations, and could rule out all the models where it is determined by annihilations.

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Dr carlos yaguna (MPIK, Heidelberg)


Avelino Vicente (Université de Liège)

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