Thermalization time scales for WIMP capture by the Sun in effective theories

@inproceedings{Widmark2017ThermalizationTS,
  title={Thermalization time scales for WIMP capture by the Sun in effective theories},
  author={Axel Widmark},
  year={2017}
}
  • Axel Widmark
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • I study the process of dark matter capture by the Sun, under the assumption of a Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP), in the framework of non-relativistic effective field theory. Hypothetically, WIMPs from the galactic halo can scatter against atomic nuclei in the solar interior, settle to thermal equilibrium with the solar core and annihilate to produce an observable flux of neutrinos. In particular, I examine the thermalization process using Monte-Carlo integration of WIMP trajectories… CONTINUE READING

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