Supersymmetric model for dark matter and baryogenesis motivated by the recent CDMS result. Academic Article uri icon


  • We discuss a supersymmetric model for cogenesis of dark and baryonic matter where the dark matter (DM) has mass in the 8-10 GeV range as indicated by several direct detection searches, including most recently the CDMS experiment with the desired cross section. The DM candidate is a real scalar field. Two key distinguishing features of the model are the following: (i) in contrast with the conventional weakly interacting massive particle dark matter scenarios where thermal freeze-out is responsible for the observed relic density, our model uses nonthermal production of dark matter after reheating of the Universe caused by moduli decay at temperatures below the QCD phase transition, a feature which alleviates the relic overabundance problem caused by small annihilation cross section of light DM particles and (ii) baryogenesis occurs also at similar low temperatures from the decay of TeV scale mediator particles arising from moduli decay. A possible test of this model is the existence of colored particles with TeV masses accessible at the LHC.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Allahverdi, R., Dutta, B., Mohapatra, R. N., & Sinha, K.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Allahverdi, Rouzbeh||Dutta, Bhaskar||Mohapatra, Rabindra N||Sinha, Kuver

publication date

  • August 2013