Doubly coexisting dark matter candidates in an extended seesaw model

Sin Kyu Kang, H. Sung Cheon, C. S. Kim

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We examine how a scenario of coexisting two-particle dark mater can be realized in the extended seesaw model, which we have proposed previously to accommodate small neutrino masses and low scale leptogenesis with an introduction of singlet Majorana neutrino S and singlet scalar φ{symbol}. We now impose the discrete symmetry Z2 × Z2 and introduce new renormalizable interaction terms with a new heavy singlet scalar particle Φ so as for previously introduced S and φ{symbol} to be doubly coexisting dark matter candidates. Depending on the mass spectrum of the two dark matter candidates, the annihilation process either S S → φ{symbol} φ{symbol} or φ{symbol} φ{symbol} → S S is of particular interest because the annihilation cross sections for the processes can be so large that the relic abundance of decaying particle should get lowered, which in turn makes the constraints on its parameter space relaxed, compared with the case of one and only one dark matter candidate. We discuss the implications of the dark matter detection through the scattering off the nucleus of the detecting material on our scenarios for dark matter candidates. We also study the implications for the search of invisible Higgs decay at LHC, which may serve as a probe of our scenario for dark matter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 11

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Funding Information:
S.K.K. is supported by the KRF Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOEHRD) (KRF-2006-003-C00069). C.S.K. and H.S.C. are supported in part by CHEP-SRC and in part by the Korea Research Foundation Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOEHRD) No. KRF-2005-070-C00030.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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