Dark matter wants Linear Collider

S. Matsumoto, M. Asano, K. Fujii, T. Honda, R. S. Humdi, H. Ito, S. Kanemura, T. Nabeshima, N. Okada, T. Saito, T. Suehara, Y. Takubo, H. Yamamoto

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One of the main purposes of physics at the International Linear Collider (ILC) is to study the property of dark matter such as its mass, spin, quantum numbers, and interactions with particles of the standard model. We discuss how the property can or cannot be investigated at the ILC using two typical cases of dark matter scenario: i) most of new particles predicted in physics beyond the standard model are heavy and only dark matter is accessible at the ILC, and ii) not only dark matter but also other new particles are accessible at the ILC. We find that, as can be easily imagined, dark matter can be detected without any difficulties in the latter case. In the former case, it is still possible to detect dark matter when the mass of dark matter is less than a half mass of the higgs boson.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Issue numberSUPP1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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