A white paper on keV sterile neutrino dark matter

R. Adhikari, M. Agostini, N. Anh Ky, T. Araki, M. Archidiacono, M. Bahr, J. Baur, J. Behrens, F. Bezrukov, P. S. Bhupal Dev, D. Borah, A. Boyarsky, A. De Gouvea, C. A.D.S. Pires, H. J. De Vega, A. G. Dias, P. Di Bari, Z. Djurcic, K. Dolde, H. DorrerM. Durero, O. Dragoun, M. Drewes, G. Drexlin, Ch E. Düllmann, K. Eberhardt, S. Eliseev, C. Enss, N. W. Evans, A. Faessler, P. Filianin, V. Fischer, A. Fleischmann, J. A. Formaggio, J. Franse, F. M. Fraenkle, C. S. Frenk, G. Fuller, L. Gastaldo, A. Garzilli, C. Giunti, F. Glück, M. C. Goodman, M. C. Gonzalez-Garcia, D. Gorbunov, J. Hamann, V. Hannen, Y. F. Li, Y. Novikov, M. Y. Wang

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We present a comprehensive review of keV-scale sterile neutrino Dark Matter, collecting views and insights from all disciplines involved - cosmology, astrophysics, nuclear, and particle physics - in each case viewed from both theoretical and experimental/observational perspectives. After reviewing the role of active neutrinos in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, we focus on sterile neutrinos in the context of the Dark Matter puzzle. Here, we first review the physics motivation for sterile neutrino Dark Matter, based on challenges and tensions in purely cold Dark Matter scenarios. We then round out the discussion by critically summarizing all known constraints on sterile neutrino Dark Matter arising from astrophysical observations, laboratory experiments, and theoretical considerations. In this context, we provide a balanced discourse on the possibly positive signal from X-ray observations. Another focus of the paper concerns the construction of particle physics models, aiming to explain how sterile neutrinos of keV-scale masses could arise in concrete settings beyond the Standard Model of elementary particle physics. The paper ends with an extensive review of current and future astrophysical and laboratory searches, highlighting new ideas and their experimental challenges, as well as future perspectives for the discovery of sterile neutrinos.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2017
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2017

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Adhikari, R., Agostini, M., Anh Ky, N., Araki, T., Archidiacono, M., Bahr, M., ... Wang, M. Y. (2017). A white paper on keV sterile neutrino dark matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2017(1), [025]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/01/025
Adhikari, R. ; Agostini, M. ; Anh Ky, N. ; Araki, T. ; Archidiacono, M. ; Bahr, M. ; Baur, J. ; Behrens, J. ; Bezrukov, F. ; Bhupal Dev, P. S. ; Borah, D. ; Boyarsky, A. ; De Gouvea, A. ; Pires, C. A.D.S. ; De Vega, H. J. ; Dias, A. G. ; Di Bari, P. ; Djurcic, Z. ; Dolde, K. ; Dorrer, H. ; Durero, M. ; Dragoun, O. ; Drewes, M. ; Drexlin, G. ; Düllmann, Ch E. ; Eberhardt, K. ; Eliseev, S. ; Enss, C. ; Evans, N. W. ; Faessler, A. ; Filianin, P. ; Fischer, V. ; Fleischmann, A. ; Formaggio, J. A. ; Franse, J. ; Fraenkle, F. M. ; Frenk, C. S. ; Fuller, G. ; Gastaldo, L. ; Garzilli, A. ; Giunti, C. ; Glück, F. ; Goodman, M. C. ; Gonzalez-Garcia, M. C. ; Gorbunov, D. ; Hamann, J. ; Hannen, V. ; Li, Y. F. ; Novikov, Y. ; Wang, M. Y. / A white paper on keV sterile neutrino dark matter. In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2017 ; Vol. 2017, No. 1.
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In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2017, No. 1, 025, 13.01.2017.

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AU - Eliseev, S.

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AU - Evans, N. W.

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AU - Filianin, P.

AU - Fischer, V.

AU - Fleischmann, A.

AU - Formaggio, J. A.

AU - Franse, J.

AU - Fraenkle, F. M.

AU - Frenk, C. S.

AU - Fuller, G.

AU - Gastaldo, L.

AU - Garzilli, A.

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AU - Goodman, M. C.

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AU - Li, Y. F.

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Adhikari R, Agostini M, Anh Ky N, Araki T, Archidiacono M, Bahr M et al. A white paper on keV sterile neutrino dark matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2017 Jan 13;2017(1). 025. https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2017/01/025