Detecting technibaryon dark matter

John Bagnasco, Michael Dine, Scott Thomas

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The technibaryon constitute a possible dark matter candidate. Such a particle with electroweak quantum numbers is already nearly ruled out as the dominant component of the galactic dark matter by nuclear recoil experiments. Here, the scattering of singlet technibaryons, without electroweak quantum numbers, is considered. For scalar technibaryons the most important interaction is the charge radius. The scattering rates are typically of order 10-4 (kg keV day)-1 for a technicolor scale of 1 TeV. For fermionic technibaryons the most important interaction is the magnetic dipole moment. The scattering rates in this case are considerably larger, typically between 10-1 and 1 (kg keV day)-1, depending on the detector material. Rates this large may be detectable in the next generation of nuclear recoil experiments. Such experiments will also be sensitive to quite small technibaryon electric dipole moments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 6 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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