Indirect Detection of WIMPs by KM3
High-energy neutrino detectors can be used for indirect detection of
Is high-energy neutrino astronomy a (the best?) method to detect WIMPs
and to test Supersymmetry theory?
The fundamental scientific motivation for high-energy neutrino
as the means to detect WIMPs
is that for very high (TeV scale) mass WIMPs
direct detection techniques are not adequate.
The fluxes are too low and the mass too high.
WIMP annihilation neutrinos from the Sun will be localized
to an angular region of about 1 degree centered on the Sun.
Reference to Papers relating to detecting WIMP annihilation neutrinos:
Title: Astrophysical-Neutrino Detection with Angular and Energy
Authors: L. Bergstrom (Stockholm University), J. Edsjo (Uppsala University),
M. Kamionkowski (Columbia University)
Comments: 21 pages, 7 eps-figures (included), LaTeX, uses RevTeX and psfig,
replaced version with added reference
KM3 a telescope designed to detect and identify point sources
of high-energy (greater than 1 TeV) neutrinos
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