Cosmic Photons from Mass Splitting in the Dark Sector
by Francesco D'Eramo (Università di Padova)
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 from to (Europe/Rome)
In this talk, I will present two dark matter frameworks where a mass splitting in the dark sector dramatically alters the expectations for indirect detection rates. In the first case, the presence of a quasi-degenerate metastable state, where the dark matter number is stored, allows for sub-GeV relics with large s-wave annihilation cross section and not excluded by CMB bounds. In the second case, dark matter particles inelastically up-scatter in the interstellar plasma to a quasi-degenerate heavier partner, whose subsequent decays generate X-ray lines with unique spectrum and morphology.