Signals of Neutralino Dark Matter from Earth and Sun


We evaluate the fluxes of up–going muons detectable in a neutrino telescope and due to the annihilation of relic neutralinos in the Earth and in the Sun, taking realistically into account the fact that neutralinos might provide only a fraction of the local (solar neighbourhood) dark matter (DM). We determine the relation between the exposure At of the neutrino telescope (A being the telescope area, t the live time) and the explorable range of the neutralino mass and composition, when the signal–to–background ratio is optimized by an appropriate angular selection. ( to appear in Astroparticle Physics ) E–mail addresses: (bottino, fornengo, mignola)

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@inproceedings{Bottino1994SignalsON, title={Signals of Neutralino Dark Matter from Earth and Sun}, author={A Bottino and N Fornengo and G Mignola and L Moscoso}, year={1994} }