## Abstract

We show that in a class of universal extra dimension (UED) models that solves both the neutrino mass and proton decay problems using low scale left-right symmetry, the dark matter of the Universe consists of an admixture of KK photon and KK right-handed neutrinos. We present a full calculation of the dark matter density in these models taking into account the co-annihilation effects due to near by states such as the scalar partner of the KK photon as well as fermion states near the right-handed KK neutrino. Using the value of the relic CDM density, we obtain upper limits on R^{-1} of about 400-650 GeV and M_{Z′} ≤ 1.5 TeV, both being accessible to LHC. For a region in this parameter space where the KK right-handed neutrino contributes significantly to the total relic density of dark matter, we obtain a lower bound on the dark matter-nucleon scattering cross section of 10^{-44} cm ^{2}, which can be probed by the next round of dark matter search experiments.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 067 |

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |

Volume | 2006 |

Issue number | 12 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Dec 1 2006 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Beyond Standard Model
- Compactification and String Models
- Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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