Search for boosted dark matter interacting with electrons in Super-Kamiokande

Kachulis, C. et al. (2018) Search for boosted dark matter interacting with electrons in Super-Kamiokande. Physical Review Letters, 120, 221301. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.221301)

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A search for boosted dark matter using 161.9 kt yr of Super-Kamiokande IV data is presented. We search for an excess of elastically scattered electrons above the atmospheric neutrino background, with a visible energy between 100 MeV and 1 TeV, pointing back to the Galactic center or the Sun. No such excess is observed. Limits on boosted dark matter event rates in multiple angular cones around the Galactic center and Sun are calculated. Limits are also calculated for a baseline model of boosted dark matter produced from cold dark matter annihilation or decay. This is the first experimental search for boosted dark matter from the Galactic center or the Sun interacting in a terrestrial detector.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Super-Kamiokande Collaboration.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Kachulis, C., Abe, K., Bronner, C., Hayato, Y., Ikeda, M., Iyogi, K., Kameda, J., Kato, Y., Kishimoto, Y., Marti, L., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Nakahata, M., Nakano, Y., Nakayama, S., Okajima, Y., Orii, A., Pronost, G., Sekiya, H., Shiozawa, M., Sonoda, Y., Takeda, A., Takenaka, A., Tanaka, H., Tasaka, S., Tomura, T., Akutsu, R., Kajita, T., Kaneyuki, K., Nishimura, Y., Okumura, K., Tsui, K. M., Labarga, L., Fernandez, P., Blaszczyk, F. d. M., Gustafson, J., Kearns, E., Raaf, J. L., Stone, J. L., Sulak, L. R., Berkman, S., Tobayama, S., Goldhaber, M., Elnimr, M., Kropp, W. R., Mine, S., Locke, S., Weatherly, P., Smy, M. B., Sobel, H. W., Takhistov, V., Ganezer, K. S., Hill, J., Kim, J. Y., Lim, I. T., Park, R. G., Himmel, A., Li, Z., O’Sullivan, E., Scholberg, K., Walter, C. W., Ishizuka, T., Nakamura, T., Jang, J. S., Choi, K., Learned, J. G., Matsuno, S., Smith, S. N., Amey, J., Litchfield, R. P., Ma, W. Y., Uchida, Y., Wascko, M. O., Cao, S., Friend, M., Hasegawa, T., Ishida, T., Ishii, T., Kobayashi, T., Nakadaira, T., Nakamura, K., Oyama, Y., Sakashita, K., Sekiguchi, T., Tsukamoto, T., Abe, K., Hasegawa, M., Suzuki, A. T., Takeuchi, Y., Yano, T., Hayashino, T., Hiraki, T., Hirota, S., Huang, K., Jiang, M., Nakamura, K., Nakaya, T., Quilain, B., Patel, N. D., Wendell, R. A., Anthony, L. H. V., McCauley, N., Pritchard, A., Fukuda, Y., Itow, Y., Murase, M., Muto, F., Mijakowski, P., Frankiewicz, K., Jung, C. K., Li, X., Palomino, J. L., Santucci, G., Vilela, C., Wilking, M. J., Yanagisawa, C., Ito, S., Fukuda, D., Ishino, H., Kibayashi, A., Koshio, Y., Nagata, H., Sakuda, M., Xu, C., Kuno, Y., Wark, D., Di Lodovico, F., Richards, B., Tacik, R., Kim, S. B., Cole, A., Thompson, L., Okazawa, H., Choi, Y., Ito, K., Nishijima, K., Koshiba, M., Totsuka, Y., Suda, Y., Yokoyama, M., Calland, R. G., Hartz, M., Martens, K., Simpson, C., Suzuki, Y., Vagins, M. R., Hamabe, D., Kuze, M., Yoshida, T., Ishitsuka, M., Martin, J. F., Nantais, C. M., Tanaka, H. A., Konaka, A., Chen, S., Wan, L., Zhang, Y., Wilkes, R. J., and Minamino, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:30 May 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 120(22):221301
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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