Revival of the thermal sneutrino dark matter

Hye Sung Lee, Konstantin T. Matchev, Salah Nasri

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The left-handed sneutrino in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) has been ruled out as a viable thermal dark matter candidate, due to conflicting constraints from direct detection experiments and from the measurement of the dark matter relic density. The intrinsic fine-tuning problem of the MSSM, however, motivates an extension with a new U(1)′ gauge symmetry. We show that in the U(1)′-extended MSSM the right-handed sneutrino ν∼R becomes a good thermal dark matter candidate. We identify two generic parameter space regions where the combined constraints from relic density determinations, direct detection, and collider searches are all satisfied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041302
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 17 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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