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Volume 358 - 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2019) - DM - Dark Matter
Search for Dark Matter Annihilation to Neutrinos from the Sun
A. Kheirandish, C. Arguelles, J. Lazar,* Q. Liu
*corresponding author
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Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) can be gravitationally captured by the Sun and trapped in its core. The annihilation of those WIMPs into Standard Model particles produces a spectrum of neutrinos whose energy distribution is related to the dark matter mass. In this work, we present the theoretical framework for relating an observed neutrino flux to the WIMP-nucleon cross section and summarize a previous solar WIMP search carried out by IceCube. We then outline an ongoing updated solar WIMP search, focusing on improvements over the previous search.
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