10-17 March 2018
Europe/Paris timezone

Colored dark matter

14 Mar 2018, 19:20


Andrea Mitridate (Scuola Normale Superiore)


We explore the possibility that Dark Matter is the lightest hadron made of two stable color octet Dirac fermions $Q$. The cosmological DM abundance is reproduced for $M_Q\approx 9.5$ TeV, compatibly with direct, indirect and collider searches. Hybrid hadrons, made of $Q$ and of SM quarks and gluons, have large QCD cross sections, and do not reach underground detectors. Their cosmological abundance is $10^5$ times smaller than DM, such that their unusual signals seem compatible with bounds.

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Andrea Mitridate (Scuola Normale Superiore)


Alessandro Strumia (Pisa U & NICPB) Michele Redi (INFN) Juri Smirnov (INFN ) Valerio De Luca (Pisa University)

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