From PAMELA to CDMS and back

Qing Hong Cao*, Ian Low, Gabe Shaughnessy

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We study implications of the recent results from the CDMS Collaboration on astrophysical probes of dark matter. By crossing symmetry an elastic scattering cross section with the nucleon implies annihilation of dark matter into hadrons inside the halo, resulting in an anti-proton flux that could be constrained by data from the PAMELA Collaboration if one includes a large boost factor necessary to explain the PAMELA excess in the positron fraction. As an illustration, we present a model-independent analysis for a fermionic dark matter and study the upper bound on the boost factor using the PAMELA anti-proton flux.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Dark matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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