Probing Dark Matter Long-lived Mediators with Solar $γ$ rays [CL]

We show that solar $\gamma$-ray observations can provide a complementary probe of Dark Matter in scenarios where the interactions with the Standard Model proceed via long-lived mediators. For illustration we consider a simplified model which provides solar $\gamma$-ray fluxes observable with the next generation $\gamma$-ray telescopes, while complying with the existing experimental constraints. Our results suggest that solar $\gamma$-ray fluxes can be orders of magnitude larger than the ones from the Galactic center, while being subject to low backgrounds.

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M. Lucente, C. Arina, M. Backovic, et. al.
Thu, 12 Oct 17

Comments: 4 pages, 2 figures. To appear in the proceedings of The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, 5-12 July 2017 in Venice, Italy