Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-6-2004

Publication Title

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology

Abstract

We consider the consequences of a neutral dark-matter particle with a nonzero electric and/or magnetic dipole moment. Theoretical constraints, as well as constraints from direct searches, precision tests of the standard-model, the cosmic microwave background and matter power spectra, and cosmic gamma rays, are included. We find that a relatively light particle with mass between an MeV and a few GeV and an electric or magnetic dipole as large as ∼3×10−16e  cm (roughly 1.6×10−5μB) satisfies all experimental and observational bounds. Some of the remaining parameter space may be probed with forthcoming more sensitive direct searches and with the Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.70.083501

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