We consider a simple generic dissipative dark matter model: a hidden sector featuring two dark matter particles charged under an unbroken U(1)' interaction. Previous work has shown that such a model has the potential to explain dark matter phenomena on both large and small scales. In this framework, the dark matter halo in spiral galaxies features nontrivial dynamics, with the halo energy loss due to dissipative interactions balanced by a heat source. Ordinary supernovae can potentially supply this heat provided kinetic mixing interaction exists with strength epsilon similar to 10(-9). This type of kinetically mixed dark matter can be probed in direct detection experiments. Importantly, this self-interacting dark matter can be captured within the Earth and shield a dark matter detector from the halo wind, giving rise to a diurnal modulation effect. We estimate the size of this effect for detectors located in the Southern hemisphere, and find that the modulation is large (greater than or similar to 10%) for a wide range of parameters. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Diurnal modulation signal from dissipative hidden sector dark matter / Foot, Robert; Vagnozzi, Sunny. - In: PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B. - ISSN 0370-2693. - 748:(2015), pp. 61-66. [10.1016/j.physletb.2015.06.063]

Diurnal modulation signal from dissipative hidden sector dark matter

Vagnozzi, Sunny
2015-01-01

Abstract

We consider a simple generic dissipative dark matter model: a hidden sector featuring two dark matter particles charged under an unbroken U(1)' interaction. Previous work has shown that such a model has the potential to explain dark matter phenomena on both large and small scales. In this framework, the dark matter halo in spiral galaxies features nontrivial dynamics, with the halo energy loss due to dissipative interactions balanced by a heat source. Ordinary supernovae can potentially supply this heat provided kinetic mixing interaction exists with strength epsilon similar to 10(-9). This type of kinetically mixed dark matter can be probed in direct detection experiments. Importantly, this self-interacting dark matter can be captured within the Earth and shield a dark matter detector from the halo wind, giving rise to a diurnal modulation effect. We estimate the size of this effect for detectors located in the Southern hemisphere, and find that the modulation is large (greater than or similar to 10%) for a wide range of parameters. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
2015
Foot, Robert; Vagnozzi, Sunny
Diurnal modulation signal from dissipative hidden sector dark matter / Foot, Robert; Vagnozzi, Sunny. - In: PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B. - ISSN 0370-2693. - 748:(2015), pp. 61-66. [10.1016/j.physletb.2015.06.063]
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