Abstract

A full analytic analysis of the effects of CP violating phases on the event rates in the direct detection of dark matter in the scattering of neutralinos from nuclear targets is given. The analysis includes CP violating phases in softly broken supersymmetry in the framework of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) when generational mixings are ignored. A numerical analysis shows that large CP violating phases including the constraints from the experimental limits on the neutron and the electron electric dipole moment (EDM) can produce substantial effects on the event rates in dark matter detectors.

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Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/9811362v2. Preprint of an article published in Physical Review D, v.60 no.6, 1999.

Keywords

high energy physics phenomenology, event rates, dark matter

Subject Categories

CP violation (Nuclear physics)

Disciplines

Physics

Publication Date

1999

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