par Tytgat, Michel ;Nezri, Emmanuel ;Vertongen, Gilles
Référence Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 04, page (014)
Publication Publié, 2009-01
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : In the framework of the Inert Doublet Model, a very simple extension of the Standard Model, we study the production and propagation of antimatter in cosmic rays coming from annihilation of a scalar dark matter particle. We consider three benchmark candidates, all consistent with the WMAP cosmic abundance and existing direct detection experiments, and confront the predictions of the model with the recent PAMELA, ATIC and HESS data. For a light candidate, M DM ∼ 10 GeV, we argue that the positron and anti-proton fluxes may be large, but still consistent with expected backgrounds, unless there is an enhancement (boost factor) in the local density of dark matter. There is also a substantial anti-deuteron flux which might be observable by future experiments. For a candidate with M DM ∼ 70 GeV, the contribution to e + and fluxes is much smaller than the expected backgrounds. Even if a boost factor is invoked to enhance the signals, the candidate is unable to explain the observed e + and excesses. Finally, for a heavy candidate, M DM ∼ 10 TeV, it is possible to fit the PAMELA excess (but, unfortunately, not the ATIC one) provided there is a large enhancement, either in the local density of dark matter or through the Sommerfeld effect. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.