Cosmic abundances of SIMP dark matter [CL]

http://arxiv.org/abs/1702.07860


Thermal production of light dark matter with sub-GeV scale mass can be attributed to $3\rightarrow 2$ self-annihilation processes. We consider the thermal average for annihilation cross sections of dark matter at $3\rightarrow 2$ and general higher-order interactions. A correct thermal average for initial dark matter particles is important, in particular, for annihilation cross sections with overall velocity dependence and/or resonance poles. We apply our general results to benchmark models for SIMP dark matter and discuss the effects of the resonance pole in determining the relic density.

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S. Choi, H. Lee and M. Seo
Tue, 28 Feb 17
51/69

Comments: 20 pages, 6 figures

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