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Type: Journal article
Title: Search for gamma rays from dark matter annihilations around intermediate mass black holes with the HESS experiment
Author: Aharonian, F.
Akhperjanian, A.
Barres de Almaida, U.
Bazer-Bachi, A.
Behera, B.
Beilicke, M.
Benbow, W.
Bernlohr, K.
Bertone, G.
Boisson, C.
Bochow, A.
Borrel, V.
Braun, I.
Brion, E.
Brucker, J.
Brun, P.
Buhler, R.
Bulik, T.
Busching, I.
Boutelier, T.
et al.
Citation: Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2008; 78(7):072008-1-072008-12
Publisher: American Physical Soc
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1550-7998
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F. Aharonian...G. al.
Abstract: The H.E.S.S. array of Cherenkov telescopes has performed, from 2004 to 2007, a survey of the inner Galactic plane at photon energies above 100 GeV. About 400 hours of data have been accumulated in the region between -30 and +60 degrees in Galactic longitude, and between -3 and +3 degrees in Galactic latitude. Assuming that dark matter is composed of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, we calculate here the H.E.S.S. sensitivity map for dark matter annihilations, and derive the first experimental constraints on the ''mini-spikes'' scenario, in which a gamma-ray signal arises from dark matter annihilation around Intermediate Mass Black Holes. The data exclude the proposed scenario at a 90% confidence level for dark matter particles with velocity-weighted annihilation cross section sigma v above 10^28 cm3s^-1 and mass between 800 GeV and 10 TeV.
Rights: ©2008 American Physical Society
RMID: 0020083415
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.072008
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