Dark matter indirect detection signals and the nature of neutrinos in the supersymmetricU(1)B−Lextension of the standard model Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2014 American Physical Society. In this paper, we study the prospects for determining the nature of neutrinos in the context of a supersymmetric B-L extension of the standard model by using dark matter indirect detection signals and bounds on Neff from the cosmic microwave background data. The model contains two new dark matter candidates whose dominant annihilation channels produce more neutrinos than neutralino dark matter in the minimal supersymmetric standard model. The photon and neutrino counts may then be used to discriminate between the two models. If the dark matter comes from the B-L sector, its indirect signals and impact on the cosmic microwave background can shed light on the nature of the neutrinos. When the light neutrinos are of Majorana type, the indirect neutrino signal from the Sun and the Galactic center may show a prompt neutrino box feature, as well as an earlier cutoff in both neutrino and gamma-ray energy spectra. When the light neutrinos are of Dirac type, their contribution to the effective number of neutrinos Neff is at a detectable level.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Allahverdi, R., Campbell, S. S., Dutta, B., & Gao, Y. u

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Allahverdi, Rouzbeh||Campbell, Sheldon S||Dutta, Bhaskar||Gao, Yu

publication date

  • October 2014