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Asymmetric Dark Matter: Theories, signatures, and constraints

Zurek, Kathryn M. (2014) Asymmetric Dark Matter: Theories, signatures, and constraints. Physics Reports, 537 (3). pp. 91-121. ISSN 0370-1573. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2013.12.001.

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We review theories of Asymmetric Dark Matter (ADM), their cosmological implications and detection. While there are many models of ADM in the literature, our review of existing models will center on highlighting the few common features and important mechanisms for generation and transfer of the matter–anti-matter asymmetry between dark and visible sectors. We also survey ADM hidden sectors, the calculation of the relic abundance for ADM, and how the DM asymmetry may be erased at late times through oscillations. We consider cosmological constraints on ADM from the cosmic microwave background, neutron stars, the Sun, and brown and white dwarves. Lastly, we review indirect and direct detection methods for ADM, collider signatures, and constraints.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Elsevier. Accepted 20 November 2013, Available online 12 December 2013. We thank Moira Gresham, David Morrissey, Michele Papucci and Haibo Yu for careful readings of the draft of this manuscript. KZ is supported by the DoE under contract desc0007859, by NSF CAREER award PHY 1049896, and by NASA Astrophysics Theory grant NNX11AI17G.
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Official Citation:Kathryn M. Zurek, Asymmetric Dark Matter: Theories, signatures, and constraints, Physics Reports, Volume 537, Issue 3, 2014, Pages 91-121, ISSN 0370-1573, (
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