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2013-12-06 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 10 page(s)

Kohnen Georges , IceCube Collaboration, "IceCube search for dark matter annihilation in nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters" in Physical Review. D : Particles and Fields, 88, 12, 122001

  • Edition : American Physical Society, College Park (MD)
  • Codes CREF : Physique des particules élémentaires (DI1221), Astrophysique (DI1455)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Physique nucléaire et subnucléaire (S824)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche sur les Systèmes Complexes (Complexys)
  • Centres UMONS : Algèbre, Géométrie et Interactions fondamentales (AGIF)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) We present the results of a first search for self-annihilating dark matter in nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters using a sample of high-energy neutrinos acquired in 339.8 days of live time during 2009/10 with the IceCube neutrino observatory in its 59-string configuration. The targets of interest include the Virgo and Coma galaxy clusters, the Andromeda galaxy, and several dwarf galaxies. We obtain upper limits on the cross section as a function of the weakly interacting massive particle mass between 300 GeV and 100 TeV for the annihilation into bb̄, W+W-, τ+τ -, μ+μ-, and νν̄. A limit derived for the Virgo cluster, when assuming a large effect from subhalos, challenges the weakly interacting massive particle interpretation of a recently observed GeV positron excess in cosmic rays. © 2013 American Physical Society.

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  • arXiv : 1307.3473v1
  • DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.122001