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Imaging Galactic Dark Matter with High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos

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dc.contributor.author Kheirandish, Ali
dc.contributor.author Vincent, Aaron C.
dc.contributor.author Arguelles Delgado, Carlos A
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-05T18:52:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-05T18:52:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.date.submitted 2017-08
dc.identifier.issn 0031-9007
dc.identifier.issn 1079-7114
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/112404
dc.description.abstract We show that the high-energy cosmic neutrinos seen by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory can be used to probe interactions between neutrinos and the dark sector that cannot be reached by current cosmological methods. The origin of the observed neutrinos is still unknown, and their arrival directions are compatible with an isotropic distribution. This observation, together with dedicated studies of Galactic plane correlations, suggests a predominantly extragalactic origin. Interactions between this isotropic extragalactic flux and the dense dark matter (DM) bulge of the Milky Way would thus lead to an observable imprint on the distribution, which would be seen by IceCube as (i) slightly suppressed fluxes at energies below a PeV and (ii) a deficit of events in the direction of the Galactic center. We perform an extended unbinned likelihood analysis using the four-year high-energy starting event data set to constrain the strength of DM-neutrino interactions for two model classes. We find that, in spite of low statistics, IceCube can probe regions of the parameter space inaccessible to current cosmological methods. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant PHY-1505858) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant PHY-1505855) en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.201801 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source American Physical Society en_US
dc.title Imaging Galactic Dark Matter with High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Argüelles, Carlos A. et al. "Imaging Galactic Dark Matter with High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos." Physical Review Letters 119, 20 (November 2017): 201801 © 2017 American Physical Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Arguelles Delgado, Carlos A
dc.relation.journal Physical Review Letters en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-11-14T19:32:39Z
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.rights.holder American Physical Society
dspace.orderedauthors Argüelles, Carlos A.; Kheirandish, Ali; Vincent, Aaron C. en_US
dspace.embargo.terms N en_US


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