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Paper   IPM / Physic / 12547
School of Physics
  Title:   A Novel Method to Extract Dark Matter Parameters from Neutrino Telescope Data
  Author(s): 
1.  A. Esmaili
2.  Y. Farzan
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JCAP
  Vol.:  1104
  Year:  2011
  Pages:   007
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
Recently it has been shown that when the Dark Matter (DM) particles captured in the Sun directly annihilate into neutrino pairs, the oscillatory terms in the oscillation probability do not average to zero and can lead to a seasonal variation as the distance between the Sun and Earth changes in time. In this paper, we explore this feature as a novel method to extract information on the properties of dark matter. We show that by studying the variation of the flux over a few months, it would in principle be possible to derive the DM mass as well as new information on the flavor structure of the DM annihilation modes. In addition to analytic analysis, we present the results of our numerical calculations that take into account scattering and regeneration of neutrinos traversing the Sun.

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