Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Interplay of scalar and fermionic components in a multi-component dark matter scenario
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, 781039, India
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Accepted: 9 May 2019
Published online: 18 May 2019
We explore the multi-component dark matter (DM) scenario considered in a simple extension of the standard model with an inert scalar doublet and a singlet fermionic field providing the two DM candidates. The DM states are made stable under the unbroken discrete symmetry. An additional gauge singlet scalar field is introduced to facilitate the interaction of the dark fermion with the visible sector. Presence of a charged fermionic field having the same charge as that of the inert scalar field allows exploring the dark matter mass regions otherwise disallowed, like in the standard Inert Doublet Model (IDM) scenarios. With these arrangements, it is shown that the light DM scenario and the desert region in the intermediate mass range of DM in the standard IDM case can be made compatible with the relic density bounds and direct detection limits. Further, detailed parameter space study is carried out keeping the coexistence of both the scalar and fermionic components in focus, showing that sizable parameter space regions are available for the entire mass range of GeV.
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