Reconstructing dark matter density with e+e- linear collider in focus-point supersymmetry

Takeo Moroi, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Akira Yotsuyanagi

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It has been known that, in the focus point scenario of supersymmetry, the thermal relic of the lightest superparticle (LSP) is known to be a good candidate of the cold dark matter. Assuming that the LSP in the focus-point scenario be the cold dark matter, we address a question how and how well the relic density of the LSP can be determined once the superparticles are found at future e+e- linear collider. We will see that the determinations of the mass of the LSP as well as those of the Higgsino-like chargino and neutralinos, which will be possible by a study of the decay kinematics of the chargino or by threshold scan, will give us important information to theoretically reconstruct the relic density. Even if the Higgsino-like superparticles and the LSP are the only superparticles which are kinematically accessible, relic density of the LSP may be calculated with the accuracy of factor ∼2; by adopting a mild theoretical assumption or by determining the masses of the wino-like superparticles, uncertainty can be reduced to ∼10% or smaller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 6
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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