Electroweak baryogenesis, large Yukawas and dark matter

Alessio Provenza, Mariano Quiros, Piero Ullio

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It has recently been shown that the electroweak baryogenesis mechanism is feasible in Standard Model extensions containing extra fermions with large Yukawa couplings. We show here that the lightest of these fermionic fields can naturally be a good candidate for cold dark matter. We find regions in the parameter space where the thermal relic abundance of this particle is compatible with the dark matter density of the Universe as determined by the WMAP experiment. We study direct and indirect dark matter detection for this model and compare with current experimental limits and prospects for upcoming experiments. We find, contrary to the standard lore, that indirect detection searches are more promising than direct ones, and they already exclude part of the parameter space. © SISSA 2005.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1217-1244
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005


  • Baryogenesis
  • Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM


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