Dark Matter Effective Theory

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2011-5
Authors: Eugenio Del Nobile (CP3-Origins) and Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins)
External link: arXiv.org

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We organize the effective (self)interaction terms for complex scalar dark matter candidates which are either an isosinglet, isodoublet or an isotriplet with respect to the weak interactions. The classification has been performed ordering the operators in inverse powers of the dark matter cutoff scale. We assume Lorentz invariance, color and charge neutrality. We also introduce potentially interesting dark matter induced flavor-changing operators. Our general framework allows for model independent investigations of dark matter properties.