Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

New decay modes of gravitino dark matter

Jul 29, 2010, 11:05 AM
Salle des Actes (Montpellier 2 University)

Salle des Actes

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE


Dr carlos yaguna (universidad autonoma de madrid)


We consider the three-body decays of gravitino dark matter in supersymmetric scenarios with bilinear R-parity violation. In particular, gravitino decays into lepton+W^* (lepton f\bar f') and \nu+Z^* (\nu f\bar f) are examined for gravitino masses below Mw. After computing the gravitino decay rates into these three-body final states and studying their dependence on supersymmetric parameters, we find that these new decay modes are often more important than the two-body decay, into a photon and a neutrino, considered in previous works. Consequently, the gravitino lifetime and its branching ratios are substantially modified, with important implications for the indirect detection of gravitino dark matter.

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Dr carlos yaguna (universidad autonoma de madrid)

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