Mixed dark matter in Universal Extra Dimension models with TeV scale WR and Z'

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
Journal of High Energy Physics (Impact Factor: 6.11). 12/2006; 12(12):067-067. DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2006/12/067
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We show that in a class of universal extra dimension (UED) models that solves both the neutrino mass and proton decay problems using low scale left-right symmetry, the dark matter of the Universe consists of an admixture of KK photon and KK right-handed neutrinos. We present a full calculation of the dark matter density in these models taking into account the co-annihilation effects due to near by states such as the scalar partner of the KK photon as well as fermion states near the right-handed KK neutrino. Using the value of the relic CDM density, we obtain upper limits on R-1 of about 400-650 GeV and MZ'

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    • "The structure of the 6DSM and its phenomenology at hadron colliders has been studied in several articles [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]. Furthermore it was shown that the scalar adjoint could provide a good dark matter candidate [8] [9] [10]. Although there might be some tension between the region consistent with dark matter and the collider bounds from Tevatron, a light LKP (relatively large radius R of the extra dimensions) is preferred. "
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