12-16 September 2016
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Boost factor analysis for dark matter annihilation in Galaxy Clusters

14 Sep 2016, 14:00
500/1-201 - Mezzanine (CERN)

500/1-201 - Mezzanine


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Sergio Hernandez Cadena


The HAWC Observatory is able to perfom dark matter (DM) searches for annihilation or decay of TeV candidates. In the case of annihilation of DM particles, sub-structure enhancement in highly extended sources is important, and it is described through the astrophysical J factor. A related quantity is the boost factor, which quantifies how large the enhancement can be due to sub-structure effects and others, such as the presence of baryons. We computed the J factor for the Virgo Cluster using several configurations for spatial and mass distributions of sub-structure, as well as concentration parameters, to evaluate the expected boost factor for the Virgo Cluster.

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