Monday, July 29, 2013

1307.7120 (Keita Fukushima et al.)

Dipole Moment Bounds on Dark Matter Annihilation    [PDF]

Keita Fukushima, Jason Kumar
We consider constraints on simplified models in which scalar dark matter annihilates to light charged leptons through the exchange of charged mediators. We find that loop diagrams will contribute corrections to the magnetic and electric dipole moments of the light charged leptons, and experimental constraints on these corrections place significant bounds on the dark matter annihilation cross section. In particular, annihilation to electrons with an observable cross section would be ruled out, while annihilation to muons is only permitted if the dominant contributions arise from CP-violating interactions.
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