High Energy Positrons and Gamma Radiation from Decaying Constituents of a two-component Dark Atom Model

Christoforos Kouvaris, Maxim Yu. Khlopov, Konstantin Belotsky, Maxim Laletin

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We study a two-component dark matter candidate inspired by the minimal walking technicolor (WTC) model. Dark matter consists of a dominant strongly interactive massive particle (SIMP)-like dark atom component made of bound states between primordial helium nuclei and a doubly charged technilepton and a small WIMP-like component made of another dark atom bound state between a doubly charged technibaryon and a technilepton. This scenario is consistent with direct search experimental findings because the dominant SIMP component interacts too strongly to reach the depths of current detectors with sufficient energy to recoil and the WIMP-like component is too small to cause significant amount of events. In this context, a metastable technibaryon that decays to e+e+, μ+μ+ and τ+τ+ can, in principle, explain the observed positron excess by AMS-02 and PAMELA, while being consistent with the photon flux observed by FERMI/LAT. We scan the parameters of the model and we find the best possible fit to the latest experimental data. We find that there is a small range of parameter space that this scenario can be realized under certain conditions regarding the cosmic ray propagation and the final state radiation (FSR). This range of parameters fall inside the region where the current run of large hadron collider (LHC) can probe, and therefore it will soon be possible to either verify or exclude conclusively this model of dark matter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1545004
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Issue number13
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1. Nov 2015


  • Elementary particles
  • asymmetric dark matter
  • cosmic positrons
  • cosmic rays
  • dark matter
  • decaying dark matter
  • walking technicolor


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