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MadDM: Computation of dark matter relic abundance

Postby Ada Coda » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:49 am

MadDM: Computation of dark matter relic abundance

Abstract: MadDM computes dark matter relic abundance and dark matter nucleus scattering rates in a generic model. The code is based on the existing MadGraph 5 architecture and as such is easily integrable into any MadGraph collider study. A simple Python interface offers a level of user-friendliness characteristic of MadGraph 5 without sacrificing functionality. MadDM is able to calculate the dark matter relic abundance in models which include a multi-component dark sector, resonance annihilation channels and co-annihilations. The direct detection module of MadDM calculates spin independent / spin dependent dark matter-nucleon cross sections and differential recoil rates as a function of recoil energy, angle and time. The code provides a simplified simulation of detector effects for a wide range of target materials and volumes.

Credit: Backović, Mihailo; Kong, Kyoungchul; McCaskey, Mathew


Bibcode: 2017ascl.soft12012B

ID: ascl:1712.012

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