Neutrino signals from annihilating/decaying dark matter in the light of recent measurements of cosmic ray electron/positron fluxes

Junji Hisano, Masahiro Kawasaki, Kazunori Kohri, Kazunori Nakayama

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Abstract

The excess of cosmic ray electron and positron fluxes measured by the PAMELA satellite and ATIC balloon experiments may be interpreted as the signals of the dark matter annihilation or decay into leptons. In this paper, we show that the dark matter annihilation/decay which reproduces the electron/positron excess may yield a significant amount of high-energy neutrinos from the Galactic center. In that case, future kilometer-square size experiments may confirm such a scenario, or even the Super-Kamiokande results already put constraints on some dark matter models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043516
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 19

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