Dark matter and pseudo-flat directions in weakly coupled SUSY breaking sectors

Boaz Keren-Zur, Luca Mazzucato, Yaron Oz

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Abstract

We consider candidates for dark matter in models of gauge mediated supersymmetry breaking, in which the supersymmetry breaking sector is weakly coupled and calculable. Such models typically contain classically flat directions, that receive one-loop masses of a few TeV. These pseudo-flat directions provide a new mechanism to account for the cold dark matter relic abundance. We discuss also the possibility of heavy (∼ 1 GeV) gravitino dark matter in such models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2009
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Beyond standard model
  • Cosmology of theories beyond the SM
  • Supersymmetry breaking

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