We examine nonthermal dark matter production from a late-decaying scalar field, with a particular attention on nonrenormalizable operators of D=5 through which the scalar field decays into the standard model particles and their superpartners. We show that almost the same number of superparticles as that of particles are generally produced from the decay. To avoid the gravitino overproduction problem, the decay is favored to proceed via interactions with an intermediate cutoff scale MMP. This should be contrasted to the conventional scenario using the modulus decay. The saxion, a scalar partner of the axion, is proposed as a natural candidate for such late-decaying scalar fields. We find that a right amount of the W-ino/Higgsino dark matter with a mass of O(100)GeV is obtained for the saxion mass around the weak scale and axion decay constant, FA=O(109-12)GeV.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Sep 11|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)