We study direct detection of dark matter in a supersymmetric model where most supersymmetric particles have very high-scale masses beyond the weak scale. In the scenario, a Wino-like or a Higgsino-like neutralino is a good candidate for the dark matter in the Universe. The neutralino scatters off nuclei by a Higgs boson exchange diagram and also electroweak loop diagrams. It is found that the elastic-scattering cross section with nuclei is enhanced or suppressed due to constructive or deconstructive interference among the diagrams. Such a cross section is within the reach of future experiment in some parameter region.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Feb 15 2013|