Light asymmetric dark matter from new strong dynamics

Mads Toudal Frandsen, Subir Sarkar, Kai Schmidt-Hoberg

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A ~5 GeV `dark baryon' with a cosmic asymmetry similar to that of baryons is a natural candidate for the dark matter. We study the possibility of generating such a state through dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking, and show that it can share the relic baryon asymmetry via sphaleron interactions, even though it has no electroweak interactions. The scattering cross-section on nucleons, estimated in analogy to QCD, is within reach of underground direct detection experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Article number051703(R)
JournalPhysical Review D
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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