Direct detection of vector dark matter

Natsumi Nagata

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We evaluate the elastic scattering cross section of vector dark matter with nucleon based on the method of effective field theory. The dark matter is assumed to behave as a vector particle under the Lorentz transformation and to interact with colored particles including quarks in the Standard Model. After formulating general formulae for the scattering cross sections, we apply them to the case of the first Kaluza-Klein photon dark matter in the minimal universal extra dimension model. The resultant cross sections are found to be larger than those calculated in previous literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012027
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Symposium on Particles Strings and Cosmology, PASCOS 2012 - Merida, Mexico
Duration: Jun 3 2012Jun 8 2012


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