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Extended gamma-ray emission from Coy Dark Matter

Bœhm, Celine; Dolan, Matthew J.; McCabe, Christopher; Spannowsky, Michael

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Celine Bœhm

Matthew J. Dolan

Christopher McCabe


We show that it is possible for WIMP dark matter to produce a large signal in indirect dark matter searches without producing signals elsewhere. We illustrate our point by fitting the Fermi-LAT extended galactic gamma-ray excess with a simple model of Dirac dark matter that annihilates primarily into b quarks via a pseudoscalar. Current collider constraints are weak while the 14 TeV LHC run will constrain a limited portion of the parameter space. No signal is expected in additional indirect searches or at future direct detection experiments. Our results emphasise the importance of fully understanding potential indirect signals of dark matter as they may provide the only information about the dark matter particle.


Bœhm, C., Dolan, M. J., McCabe, C., & Spannowsky, M. (2014). Extended gamma-ray emission from Coy Dark Matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2014(05), Article 009.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 7, 2014
Online Publication Date May 8, 2014
Publication Date May 8, 2014
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jun 6, 2018
Journal Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2014
Issue 05
Article Number 009


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