Gamma rays and positrons from a decaying hidden gauge boson

Chuan Ren Chen, Fuminobu Takahashi, T. T. Yanagida

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Abstract

We study a scenario that a hidden gauge boson constitutes the dominant component of dark matter and decays into the standard model particles through a gauge kinetic mixing. Interestingly, gamma rays and positrons produced from the decay of hidden gauge boson can explain both the EGRET excess of diffuse gamma rays and the HEAT anomaly in the positron fraction. The spectra of the gamma rays and the positrons have distinctive features; the absence of line emission of the gamma ray and a sharp peak in the positron fraction. Such features may be observed by the FGST and PAMELA satellites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume671
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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