PAMELA and ATIC recently reported excesses in e(+/-) cosmic rays. Since the nterpretation in terms of DM annihilations was found to be not easily compatible with constraints from photon observations, we consider the DM decay hypothesis and find that it can explain the e(+/-) excesses compatibly with all constraints, and can be tested by dedicated HESS observations of the Galactic Ridge. ATIC data indicate a DM mass of about 2 TeV: this mass naturally implies the observed DM abundance relative to ordinary matter if DM is a quasi-stable composite particle with a baryon-like matter asymmetry. Technicolor naturally yields these type of candidates.
|Autori:||Nardi E; Sannino F; Strumia A|
|Titolo:||Decaying dark matter can explain the e(+/-) excesses|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1475-7516/2009/01/043|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|