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Gamma-ray and neutrino fluxes from Heavy Dark Matter in the Galactic Center



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Gammaldi, Viviana and Ruiz Cembranos, José Alberto and Cruz Dombriz, Álvaro de la and Lineros, Roberto A. and López Maroto, Antonio (2015) Gamma-ray and neutrino fluxes from Heavy Dark Matter in the Galactic Center. Physics procedia, 61 . pp. 694-703. ISSN 1875-3892

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.082


We present a study of the Galactic Center region as a possible source of both secondary gamma-ray and neutrino fluxes from annihilating dark matter. We have studied the gamma-ray flux observed by the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) from the J1745-290 Galactic Center source. The data are well fitted as annihilating dark matter in combination with an astrophysical background. The analysis was performed by means of simulated gamma spectra produced by Monte Carlo event generators packages. We analyze the differences in the spectra obtained by the various Monte Carlo codes developed so far in particle physics. We show that, within some uncertainty, the HESS data can be fitted as a signal from a heavy dark matter density distribution peaked at the Galactic Center, with a power-law for the background with a spectral index which is compatible with the Fermi-Large Area Telescope (LAT) data from the same region. If this kind of dark matter distribution generates the gamma-ray flux observed by HESS, we also expect to observe a neutrino flux. We show prospective results for the observation of secondary neutrinos with the Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch project (ANTARES), Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory (Ice Cube) and the Cubic Kilometer Neutrino Telescope (KM3NeT). Prospects solely depend on the device resolution angle when its effective area and the minimum energy threshold are fixed.

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© 2015 Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.
This work was supported by UCM FPI grants G/640/400/8000 (2011 Program), the Spanish MINECO projects numbers FIS2011-23000, FPA2011-27853-C02-01and MULTIDARK CSD2009-00064 (Consolider- Ingenio 2010 Programme). A.d.l.C.D. also acknowledges the hospitality of FAE-UAB in the final stages of preparation of this manuscript.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Dark Matter; Galactic center; gamma rays; Neutrinos; Monte Carlo phenomenology.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:39232
Deposited On:30 Sep 2016 18:55
Last Modified:23 Apr 2018 14:16

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