Disformal scalars as dark matter candidates: Branon phenomenology



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Ruiz Cembranos, José Alberto and López Maroto, Antonio (2016) Disformal scalars as dark matter candidates: Branon phenomenology. International journal of modern physics A, 31 (14-15). ISSN 0217-751X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0217751X16300155


Scalar particles coupled to the Standard Model fields through a disformal coupling arise in different theories, such as massive gravity or braneworld models. We will review the main phenomenology associated with such particles. Distinctive disformal signatures could be measured at colliders and with astrophysical observations. The phenomeno-logical relevance of the disformal coupling demands the introduction of a set of symmetries, which may ensure the stability of these new degrees of freedom. In such a case, they constitute natural dark matter candidates since they are generally massive and weakly coupled. We will illustrate these ideas by paying particular attention to the branon case, since these questions arise naturally in braneworld models with low tension, where they were first discussed.

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© 2016 World Scientific Publishing.
This work has been supported by the Spanish MICINNs Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Programme under grant MultiDark CSD2009-00064 and MINECO grant FPA2014- 53375-C2-1-P and FIS2014-52837-P.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Nambu-Goldstone bosons; Gamma-ray source; Galactic-center; High-energy; Extra dimensions; Invisible axion; Neutrino burst; Tev search; Halos
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:38923
Deposited On:26 Aug 2016 09:30
Last Modified:26 Aug 2016 10:24

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