Thermal transport of the solar captured dark matter and its implication

Chian Shu Chen, Guey Lin Lin, Yen Hsun Lin

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We study the thermal transport occurring in the system of solar captured dark matter (DM) and explore its impact on the DM indirect search signal. We particularly focus on the scenario of self-interacting DM (SIDM). We examine the DM temperature evolution and demonstrate that the DM temperature can be higher than the core temperature of the Sun. such that the energy flow due to DM self-interaction becomes relatively important. We argue that the correct DM temperature should be used for accurately predicting the DM annihilation rate, which is relevant to the DM indirect detection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number385
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event23rd European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2015 Jul 222015 Jul 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


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