Neutralino dark matter in focus point supersymmetry

Jonathan L. Feng, Konstantin T. Matchev, Frank Wilczek

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Abstract

In recent work, it has been argued that multi-TeV masses for scalar superpartners are not unnatural. Indeed, they appear to have significant phenomenological virtues. Here we explore the implications of such 'focus point' supersymmetry for the dark matter problem. We find that constraints on relic densities do not place upper bounds on neutralino or scalar masses. We demonstrate that, in the specific context of minimal supergravity, a cosmologically stable mixed gaugino-Higgsino state emerges as an excellent, robust dark matter candidate. We estimate that, over a wide range of the unknown parameters, the spin-independent proton-neutralino cross sections fall in the range accessible to planned search experiments. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-399
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume482
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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