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Hidden SU(N) Glueball Dark Matter

Soni, Amarjit and Zhang, Yue (2016) Hidden SU(N) Glueball Dark Matter. Physical Review D, 93 (11). Art. No. 115025. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.115025.

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We investigate the possibility that the dark matter candidate is from a pure non-Abelian gauge theory of the hidden sector, motivated in large part by its elegance and simplicity. The dark matter is the lightest bound state made of the confined gauge fields, the hidden glueball. We point out that this simple setup is capable of providing rich and novel phenomena in the dark sector, especially in the parameter space of large N. They include self-interacting and warm dark matter scenarios, Bose-Einstein condensation leading to massive dark stars possibly millions of times heavier than our sun giving rise to gravitational lensing effects, and indirect detections through higher dimensional operators as well as interesting collider signatures.

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Additional Information:© 2016 American Physical Society. Received 18 February 2016; published 21 June 2016. One of us (A. S.) wants to thank Alex Kusenko for useful conversations. The work of A. S. is supported in part by the DOE Grant No. DE-SC0012704. The work of Y. Z. is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through Grant No. 776 to the Caltech Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics, and by the DOE Grants No. DE-SC0011632 and No. DE-SC0010255.
Group:Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0012704
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0011632
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-SC0010255
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Official Citation:Hidden SU(N) glueball dark matter Amarjit Soni and Yue Zhang Phys. Rev. D 93, 115025
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Deposited On:10 Feb 2016 23:34
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