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Neutrino Telescopes' Sensitivity to Dark Matter

Authors
  • Albuquerque, Ivone F. M.
  • Lamoureux, Jodi
  • Smoot, George F.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
May 13, 2002
Submission Date
Apr 26, 2002
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.125006
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

The nature of the dark matter of the Universe is yet unknown and most likely is connected with new physics. The search for its composition is under way through direct and indirect detection. Fundamental physical aspects such as energy threshold, geometry and location are taken into account to investigate proposed neutrino telescopes of km^3 volume sensitivities to dark matter. These sensitivities are just sufficient to test a few WIMP scenarios. Telescopes of km^3 volume, such as IceCube, can definitely discover or exclude superheavy (M > 10^10 GeV) Strong Interacting Massive Particles (Simpzillas). Smaller neutrino telescopes such as ANTARES, AMANDA-II and NESTOR can probe a large region of the Simpzilla parameter space.

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