Possibility of hadronic dark matter

Research paper by Vitaly Beylin, Vladimir Kuksa

Indexed on: 23 Dec '18Published on: 05 Dec '18Published in: International Journal of Modern Physics D


International Journal of Modern Physics D, Ahead of Print. We consider main properties of hadronic Dark Matter (DM) candidate consisting of new heavy stable quark and the light ordinary one. This additional quark arises in chiral-symmetric extension of the Standard Model and has standard electromagnetic and strong interactions. Neutral and charged pseudoscalar low-lying states are interpreted as the DM carrier and its nearest charged partner. Their masses and lifetime of the charged state are evaluated; we also describe asymptotics of low-energy potential of the particles interactions with nucleons and each other. Annihilation cross-section is calculated and some peculiarities of Sommerfeld enhancement are analyzed.