Limits on dark matter annihilation in the sun using the ANTARES neutrino telescope
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A search for muon neutrinos originating from dark matter annihilations in the Sun is performed using the data recorded by the ANTARES neutrino telescope from 2007 to 2012. In order to obtain the best possible sensitivities to dark matter signals, an optimisation of the event selection criteria is performed taking into account the background of atmospheric muons, atmospheric neutrinos and the energy spectra of the expected neutrino signals. No significant excess over the background is observed and 90%90% C.L. upper limits on the neutrino flux, the spin-dependent and spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross-sections are derived for WIMP masses ranging from 50 GeV50 GeV to 5 TeV5 TeV for the annihilation channels View the MathML sourceWIMP+WIMP¿bb¯,W+W- and t+t-t+t-.
CitationAdrian-Martinez, S., Albert, A., Andre, M. Limits on dark matter annihilation in the sun using the ANTARES neutrino telescope. "Physics letters B", 10 Agost 2016, vol. 759, p. 69-74.