# Annihilating Asymmetric Dark Matter

Authors
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Aug 21, 2014
Submission Date
Aug 21, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.023505
Source
arXiv
The relic abundance of particle and antiparticle dark matter (DM) need not be vastly different in thermal asymmetric dark matter (ADM) models. By considering the effect of a primordial asymmetry on the thermal Boltzmann evolution of coupled DM and anti-DM, we derive the requisite annihilation cross section. This is used in conjunction with CMB and Fermi-LAT gamma-ray data to impose a limit on the number density of anti-DM particles surviving thermal freeze-out. When the extended gamma-ray emission from the Galactic Center is reanalyzed in a thermal ADM framework, we find that annihilation into $\tau$ leptons prefer anti-DM number densities 1-4$\%$ that of DM while the $b$-quark channel prefers 50-100$\%$.