We consider the split extended (N = 2) supersymmetry scenario recently proposed by Antoniadis et al [hep-ph/0507192] as a realistic low energy framework arising from intersecting brane models. While all scalar superpartners and charged gauginos are naturally at a heavy scale, the model low energy spectrum contains a Higgsino-like chargino and a neutralino sector made out of two Higgsino and two Bino states. We show that the lightest neutralino is a viable dark matter candidate, finding regions in the parameter space where its thermal relic abundance matches the latest determination of the density of matter in the Universe by WMAP. We also discuss dark matter detection strategies within this model: we point out that current data on cosmic-ray antimatter already place significant constraints on the model, while direct detection is the most promising technique for the future. Analogies and differences with respect to the standard split SUSY scenario based on the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model are illustrated. ©2006 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.
- Cosmology of theories beyond the SM
- Dark matter