Semi-inclusive wino and higgsino annihilation to LL

Matthew Baumgart, Varun Vaidya

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Abstract: We systematically compute the annihilation rate for winos and higgsinos into the final state relevant for indirect detection experiments, γ + X. The radiative corrections to this process receive enhancement from the large Bloch-Nordsieck-Violating Sudakov logarithm, log(2Mχ/MW). We resum the double logs and include single logs to fixed order using a formalism that combines nonrelativistic and soft-collinear effective field theories. For the wino case, we update an earlier exclusion adapting results of the HESS experiment. At the thermal relic mass of 3 TeV, LL corrections result in a ∼30% reduction in rate relative to LL. Nonetheless, single logs do not save the wino, and it is still excluded by an order of magnitude. Experimental cuts produce an endpoint region which, our results show, significantly effects the higgsino rate at its thermal-relic mass near 1 TeV and is deserving of further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number213
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • NLO Computations
  • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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