3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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Warm Dark Matter in Two Higgs Doublet Models

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
2h
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology Poster Session

Speaker

Dr Shreyashi Chakdar (University of Virginia)

Description

In this work, we show that a neutral scalar field, $\sigma$, of two Higgs doublet extensions of the Standard Model incorporating the seesaw mechanism for neutrino masses can be identified as a consistent `warm' dark matter candidate with a mass of order keV. The relic density of $\sigma$ is correctly reproduced by virtue of the late decay of a right-handed neutrino $N$ participating in the seesaw mechanism. Constraints from cosmology determine the mass and lifetime of $N$ to be $M_N \approx 25 ~{\rm GeV} - 20 ~{\rm TeV}$ and $\tau_N \approx (10^{-4} - 1)$ sec. These models can also explain the 3.5 keV $X$-ray anomaly in the extra-galactic spectrum that has been recently reported in terms of the decay $\sigma \rightarrow \gamma \gamma$. Future tests of these models at colliders and in astrophysical settings are also discussed.

Primary author

Dr Shreyashi Chakdar (University of Virginia)

Co-authors

Kaladi Babu (Oklahoma State University) Rabindra Mohapatra (University of Maryland)

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