Constraints on Majorana Dark Matter from a Fourth Lepton Family

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2013-35 DNRF90 and DIAS-2013-35
Authors: Tuomas Hapola (Durham University, CP3-Origins & DIAS), Matti Jarvinen (University of Crete), Chris Kouvaris (CP3-Origins & DIAS), Paolo Panci (Universit’e Pierre et Marie Curie, CP3-Origins & DIAS), and Jussi Virkajarvi (CP3-Origins & DIAS)
External link: arXiv.org

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We study the possibility of dark matter in the form of heavy neutrinos from a fourth lepton family with helicity suppressed couplings such that dark matter is produced thermally via annihilations in the early Universe. We present all possible constraints for this scenario coming from LHC and collider physics, underground direct detectors, neutrino telescopes, and indirect astrophysical searches. Although we embed the WIMP candidate within a model of composite dynamics, the majority of our results are model independent and applicable to all models where heavy neutrinos with suppressed couplings account for the dark matter abundance.