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High Energy Cosmic Rays from Decaying Supersymmetric Dark Matter

Authors
  • Ishiwata, Koji
  • Matsumoto, Shigeki
  • Moroi, Takeo
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
May 27, 2009
Submission Date
Mar 02, 2009
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2009/05/110
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

Motivated by the recent PAMELA and ATIC results, we calculate the electron and positron fluxes from the decay of lightest-superparticle (LSP) dark matter. We assume that the LSP is the dominant component of dark matter, and consider the case that the R-parity is very weakly violated so that the lifetime of the LSP becomes of the order of 10^26 sec. We will see that, with such a choice of the lifetime, the cosmic-ray electron and positron from the decay can be the source of the anomalous electron and positron fluxes observed by PAMELA and ATIC. We consider the possibilities that the LSP is the gravitino, the lightest neutralino, and scalar neutrino, and discuss how the resultant fluxes depend on the dark-matter model. We also discuss the fluxes of gamma-ray and anti-proton, and show that those fluxes can be consistent with the observed value in the parameter region where the PAMELA and ATIC anomalies are explained.

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