Simultaneous Generation of WIMP Miracle-like Densities of Baryons and Dark Matter

McDonald, John (2011) Simultaneous Generation of WIMP Miracle-like Densities of Baryons and Dark Matter. Physical Review D, 84 (10). ISSN 1550-7998

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The observed density of dark matter is of the magnitude expected for a thermal relic weakly-interacting massive particle (WIMP). In addition, the observed baryon density is within an order of magnitude of the dark matter density. This suggests that the baryon density is physically related to a typical thermal relic WIMP dark matter density. We present a model which simultaneously generates thermal relic WIMP-like densities for both baryons and dark matter by modifying a large initial baryon asymmetry. Dark matter is due to O(100) GeV gauge singlet scalars produced in the annihilation of the O(TeV) coloured scalars which are responsible for the final thermal WIMP-like baryon asymmetry. The requirement of no baryon washout implies that there are two gauge singlet scalars. The low temperature transfer of the asymmetry to conventional baryons can be understood if the long-lived O(TeV) coloured scalars have large hypercharge, |Y| > 4/3. Production of such scalars at the LHC would be a clear signature of the model.

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Physical Review D
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12 pages, 5 figures, additional references, to be published PRD
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