PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 395 - 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021) - DM - Dark Matter
EUSO-SPB2 sensitivity to macroscopic dark matter
T.C. Paul*, S.T. Reese, L.A. Anchordoqui and A.V. Olinto
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Abstract
Macroscopic dark matter (or macro) provides a broad class of alternative candidates to particle dark
matter. These candidates would transfer energy primarily through elastic scattering, and this linear
energy deposition would produce observable signals if a macro were to traverse the atmosphere.
We study the fluorescence emission produced by a macro passing through the atmosphere. We
estimate the sensitivity of EUSO-SPB2 to constrain the two-dimensional parameter space (σ vs.
M), where M is the macro mass and σ its cross sectional area.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0519
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