In this paper we present a novel mechanism for producing the observed Dark Matter (DM) relic abundance during the First Order Phase Transition (FOPT) in the early universe. We show that the bubble expansion with ultra-relativistic velocities can lead to the abundance of DM particles with masses much larger than the scale of the transition. We study this non-thermal production mechanism in the context of a generic phase transition and the electroweak phase transition. The application of the mechanism to the Higgs portal DM as well as the signal in the Stochastic Gravitational Background are discussed.
- Beyond Standard Model
- Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM
- Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
- Thermal Field Theory
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics