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Novel Gamma-ray Spectral Features in the Inert Doublet ModelJun 19 2013Sep 24 2013The inert doublet model contains a neutral stable particle which is an excellent dark matter candidate. We discuss in this paper the indirect signatures of this model in gamma-rays when the dark matter mass is larger than the $W$ boson mass. We show that, ... More

A new mechanism of sterile neutrino dark matter productionFeb 08 2018Jul 20 2018We consider a scenario where the dark matter candidate is a sterile neutrino with sizable self-interactions, described by a dimension-six operator, and with negligible interactions with the Standard Model. The relic abundance is set by the freeze-out ... More

Sharp spectral features from light dark matter decay via gravity portalsJul 26 2017We investigate the phenomenology of dark matter decay assuming that it is induced by non-minimal coupling to gravity, when the dark matter mass is in the sub-GeV range, i.e. below the QCD confinement scale. We show that the decay of the singlet scalar ... More

Neutrino masses from Planck-scale lepton number breakingFeb 27 2018Feb 22 2019We consider an extension of the Standard Model by right-handed neutrinos and we argue that, under plausible assumptions, a neutrino mass of ${\cal O}(0.1)\,{\rm eV}$ is naturally generated by the breaking of the lepton number at the Planck scale, possibly ... More

Probing the Inert Doublet Dark Matter Model with Cherenkov TelescopesDec 09 2015Feb 16 2016We present a detailed study of the annihilation signals of the inert dark matter doublet model in its high mass regime. Concretely, we study the prospects to observe gamma-ray signals of the model in current and projected Cherenkov telescopes taking into ... More

Dark matter production from Goldstone boson interactions and implications for direct searches and dark radiationOct 23 2013Nov 07 2013The stability of the dark matter particle could be attributed to the remnant $Z_2$ symmetry that arises from the spontaneous breaking of a global U(1) symmetry. This plausible scenario contains a Goldstone boson which, as recently shown by Weinberg, is ... More

A radiative model with a naturally mild neutrino mass hierarchyAug 15 2012Many neutrino mass models postulate the existence of at least two extra fermions in order to account for the measured solar and atmospheric mass splittings. In these models, however, the predicted hierarchy between the two mass splittings is generically ... More

Prospects of antideuteron detection from dark matter annihilations or decays at AMS-02 and GAPSSep 25 2012May 10 2013The search for cosmic antideuterons has been proposed as a promising method to indirectly detect dark matter, due to the very small background flux from spallations expected at the energies relevant to experiments. The antideuteron flux from dark matter ... More

Determination of the Cosmic Antideuteron Flux in a Monte Carlo approachJan 16 2013We investigate in this paper the antideuteron flux produced in high energy collisions of cosmic rays with the interstellar matter. We employ the Monte Carlo generator DPMJET-III together with the coalescence model to simulate, in an event-by-event basis, ... More

Leptogenesis and low-energy phasesJun 28 2002Oct 09 2002In supersymmetric models, the CP asymmetry produced in the decay of the lightest right-handed neutrino, $\equiv epsilon$, can be written as a function of weak scale parameters. We introduce a way of separating epsilon into contributions from the various ... More

A lower bound on the right-handed neutrino mass from leptogenesisFeb 25 2002Apr 23 2002In the seesaw model, the baryon asymmetry of the Universe can be generated by the decay of the lightest right-handed neutrino, nu_R. For a hierarchical spectrum of right-handed neutrinos, we show that there is a model independent upper bound on the CP ... More

Determining See-Saw Parameters from Weak Scale Measurements?Apr 08 2001Sep 18 2001The see-saw mechanism is a very attractive explanation for small neutrino masses, parametrized at the GUT scale by the right-handed Majorana mass matrix, ${\cal M}$, and the neutrino Yukawa matrix, ${\bf Y_\nu}$. We show that in a SUSY model with universal ... More

Neutralino spectrum in top-down models of UHECRFeb 12 2002Jun 12 2002We calculate the cosmic ray spectrum of ultra high energy neutralinos that one should expect provided that the observed ultra high energy cosmic rays are produced by the decay of superheavy particles X, M_X>10^{12} GeV, in supersymmetric models. Our calculation ... More

Lepton flavour violation in future linear colliders in the long-lived stau NLSP scenarioJun 09 2006May 07 2007We analyze the prospects of observing lepton flavour violation in future e-e- and e+e- linear colliders in scenarios where the gravitino is the lightest supersymmetric particle, and the stau is the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle. The signals ... More

Probing lepton flavour violation in slepton NLSP scenariosDec 16 2004Dec 29 2004In supersymmetric models where the gravitino is the lightest superparticle, the next-to-lightest superparticle (NLSP) is long-lived, and hence could be collected and studied in detail. We study the prospects of direct detection of lepton flavour violation ... More

Decaying Dark Matter and the PAMELA AnomalyNov 10 2008Astrophysical and cosmological observations do not require the dark matter particles to be absolutely stable. If they are indeed unstable, their decay into positrons might occur at a sufficiently large rate to allow the indirect detection of dark matter ... More

Gamma Ray Spectrum from Gravitino Dark Matter DecaySep 28 2007Jan 23 2008Gravitinos are very promising candidates for the cold dark matter of the Universe. Interestingly, to achieve a sufficiently long gravitino lifetime, R-parity conservation is not required, thus preventing any dangerous cosmological influence of the next-to-lightest ... More

Antideuterons from Dark Matter DecayApr 08 2009Apr 24 2009Recent observations of a large excess of cosmic-ray positrons at high energies have raised a lot of interest in leptonic decay modes of dark matter particles. Nevertheless, dark matter particles in the Milky Way halo could also decay hadronically, producing ... More

Dark Matter Stability without New SymmetriesApr 02 2014Aug 28 2014The stability of dark matter is normally achieved by imposing extra symmetries beyond those of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. In this paper we present a framework where the dark matter stability emerges as a consequence of the Standard Model ... More

Dirac dark matter with a charged mediator: a comprehensive one-loop analysis of the direct detection phenomenologyMar 11 2015May 29 2015We analyze the direct detection signals of a toy model consisting of a Dirac dark matter particle which couples to one Standard Model fermion via a scalar mediator. For all scenarios, the dark matter particle scatters off nucleons via one loop-induced ... More

Antimatter Signatures of Gravitino Dark Matter DecayApr 29 2008The scenario of gravitino dark matter with broken R-parity naturally reconciles three paradigms that, albeit very well motivated separately, seem to be in mutual conflict: supersymmetric dark matter, thermal leptogenesis and standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis. ... More

Optimized velocity distributions for direct dark matter detectionMar 27 2017Aug 29 2017We present a method to calculate, without making assumptions about the local dark matter velocity distribution, the maximal and minimal number of signal events in a direct detection experiment given a set of constraints from other direct detection experiments ... More

Radiative Generation of Quark Masses and Mixing Angles in the Two Higgs Doublet ModelMar 10 2014Jul 04 2014We present a framework to generate the quark mass hierarchies and mixing angles by extending the Standard Model with one extra Higgs doublet. The charm and strange quark masses are generated by small quantum effects, thus explaining the hierarchy between ... More

Lepton parameters in the see-saw model extended by one extra Higgs doubletSep 17 2014We investigate the radiative generation of lepton masses and mixing angles in the Standard Model extended by one right-handed neutrino and one extra Higgs doublet. We assume approximate rank-1 Yukawa couplings at a high energy scale and we calculate the ... More

Future sensitivity of neutrino telescopes to dark matter annihilations from the cosmic diffuse neutrino signalDec 14 2014May 14 2015Cosmological observations and cold dark matter N-body simulations indicate that our Universe is populated by numerous halos, where dark matter particles annihilate, potentially producing Standard Model particles. In this paper we calculate the contribution ... More

Dark matter annihilations into two light fermions and one gauge boson: general analysis and antiproton constraintsDec 21 2011Jul 11 2013We study in this paper the scenario where the dark matter is constituted by Majorana particles which couple to a light Standard Model fermion and an extra scalar via a Yukawa coupling. In this scenario, the annihilation rate into the light fermions with ... More

Cosmological and astrophysical signatures of dark matter annihilations into pseudo-Goldstone bosonsDec 12 2013Feb 19 2014We investigate a model where the dark matter particle is a chiral fermion field charged under a global $U(1)$ symmetry which is assumed to be spontaneously broken, leading to a pseudo-Goldstone boson (PGB). We argue that the dark matter annihilation into ... More

Helical locomotion in granular mediaJul 11 2017The physical mechanisms that bring about the propulsion of a rotating helix in a granular medium are considered. A propulsive motion along the axis of the rotating helix is induced by both symmetry breaking due to the helical shape, and the anisotropic ... More

Decaying Dark Matter in Light of the PAMELA and Fermi LAT DataJun 08 2009Dec 07 2009A series of experiments measuring high-energy cosmic rays have recently reported strong indications for the existence of an excess of high-energy electrons and positrons. If interpreted in terms of the decay of dark matter particles, the PAMELA measurements ... More

Systematic Approach to Gauge-Invariant Relations between Lepton Flavor Violating ProcessesOct 28 2004Nov 18 2004We analyze four-lepton contact interactions that lead to lepton flavor violating processes, with violation of individual family lepton number but total lepton number conserved. In an effective Lagrangian framework, the assumption of gauge invariance leads ... More

Dark matter decay through gravity portalsNov 02 2016Motivated by the fact that, so far, the whole body of evidence for dark matter is of gravitational origin, we study the decays of dark matter into Standard Model particles mediated by gravity portals, i.e., through nonminimal gravitational interactions ... More

Detecting Gamma-Ray Anisotropies from Decaying Dark Matter: Prospects for Fermi LATSep 18 2009Dec 14 2009Decaying dark matter particles could be indirectly detected as an excess over a simple power law in the energy spectrum of the diffuse extragalactic gamma-ray background. Furthermore, since the Earth is not located at the center of the Galactic dark matter ... More

Radiatively induced flavour violation in the general two-Higgs doublet model with Yukawa alignmentMay 31 2010Jun 15 2010The most general two Higgs doublet model contains new sources of flavour violation that are usually in conflict with the experimental constraints. One possibility to suppress the exotic contribution to the flavour changing neutral currents consists on ... More

Signatures of Majorana dark matter with t-channel mediatorsMar 04 2015Apr 23 2015Three main strategies are being pursued to search for non-gravitational dark matter signals: direct detection, indirect detection and collider searches. Interestingly, experiments have reached sensitivities in these three search strategies which may allow ... More

Potential for probing three-body decays of Long-Lived Particles with MATHUSLASep 05 2018Dec 12 2018Several extensions of the Standard Model predict the existence of Long-Lived Neutral Particles (LLNPs) with masses in the multi-GeV range and decay lengths of O(100 m) or longer. These particles could be copiously produced at the LHC, but the decay products ... More

Dark matter decay through gravity portalsNov 02 2016Mar 12 2017Motivated by the fact that, so far, the whole body of evidence for dark matter is of gravitational origin, we study the decays of dark matter into Standard Model particles mediated by gravity portals, i.e., through nonminimal gravitational interactions ... More

Dark matter constraints from box-shaped gamma-ray featuresApr 30 2012Jul 24 2012The observation of a sharp spectral feature in the gamma-ray sky would be one of the cleanest ways to identify dark matter and pinpoint its properties. Over the years a lot of attention has been paid to two specific features, namely gamma-ray lines and ... More

Neutrino masses from Planck-scale lepton number breakingFeb 27 2018We consider an extension of the Standard Model by right-handed neutrinos and we argue that, under plausible assumptions, a neutrino mass of ${\cal O}(0.1)\,{\rm eV}$ is naturally generated by the breaking of the lepton number at the Planck scale, possibly ... More

Heavy Neutrinos at Future CollidersJan 07 2016We discuss the current status and future prospects of heavy neutrino searches at the energy frontier, which might play an important role in vindicating the simplest seesaw paradigm as the new physics responsible for neutrino mass generation. After summarizing ... More

Indirect Searches for Decaying Dark MatterJul 24 2013Nov 07 2013Numerous observations point towards the existence of an unknown elementary particle with no electromagnetic interactions, a large population of which was presumably produced in the early stages of the history of the Universe. This so-called dark matter ... More

Constraints on Hadronically Decaying Dark MatterMay 30 2012Aug 23 2012We present general constraints on dark matter stability in hadronic decay channels derived from measurements of cosmic-ray antiprotons.We analyze various hadronic decay modes in a model-independent manner by examining the lowest-order decays allowed by ... More

Bracketing the impact of astrophysical uncertainties on local dark matter searchesJun 22 2018Dec 13 2018The theoretical interpretation of dark matter (DM) experiments is hindered by uncertainties on the dark matter density and velocity distribution inside the Solar System. In order to quantify those uncertainties, we present a parameter that characterizes ... More

Antiproton constraints on dark matter annihilations from internal electroweak bremsstrahlungMay 26 2011If the dark matter particle is a Majorana fermion, annihilations into two fermions and one gauge boson could have, for some choices of the parameters of the model, a non-negligible cross-section. Using a toy model of leptophilic dark matter, we calculate ... More

Dark matter annihilations and decays after the AMS-02 positron measurementsSep 10 2013Mar 27 2014The AMS-02 collaboration has recently presented measurements of excellent quality of the cosmic electron and positron fluxes as well as the positron fraction. We use the measurements of the positron flux to derive, for the first time, limits on the dark ... More

A new mechanism of sterile neutrino dark matter productionFeb 08 2018We consider a scenario where the dark matter candidate is a sterile neutrino with sizable self-interactions, described by a dimension-six operator, and with negligible interactions with the Standard Model. The relic abundance is set by the freeze-out ... More

Direct detection of fermion dark matter in the radiative seesaw modelJan 06 2016We consider the scenario in the radiative seesaw model where the dark matter particle is the lightest $Z_2$-odd fermion. We identify the regions of the parameter space of the model compatible with neutrino oscillation data, with the upper limits from ... More

Dark matter decays from non-minimal coupling to gravityMar 11 2016We consider the Standard Model extended with a dark matter particle in curved spacetime, motivated by the fact that the only current evidence for dark matter is through its gravitational interactions, and we investigate the impact on the dark matter stability ... More

DAMA confronts null searches in the effective theory of dark matter-nucleon interactionsFeb 12 2016May 19 2016We examine the dark matter interpretation of the modulation signal reported by the DAMA experiment from the perspective of effective field theories displaying Galilean invariance. We consider the most general effective coupling leading to the elastic ... More

Higher order dark matter annihilations in the Sun and implications for IceCubeFeb 18 2014Dark matter particles captured in the Sun would annihilate producing a neutrino flux that could be detected at the Earth. In some channels, however, the neutrino flux lies in the MeV range and is thus undetectable at IceCube, namely when the dark matter ... More

High-energy neutrino signals from the Sun in dark matter scenarios with internal bremsstrahlungNov 06 2013Dec 18 2013We investigate the prospects to observe a high energy neutrino signal from dark matter annihilations in the Sun in scenarios where the dark matter is a Majorana fermion that couples to a quark and a colored scalar via a Yukawa coupling. In this minimal ... More

Clockwork for Neutrino Masses and Lepton Flavor ViolationNov 06 2017We investigate the generation of small neutrino masses in a clockwork framework which includes Dirac mass terms as well as Majorana mass terms for the new fermions. We derive analytic formulas for the masses of the new particles and for their Yukawa couplings ... More

A novel approach to derive halo-independent limits on dark matter propertiesJun 10 2015Sep 23 2015We propose a method that allows to place an upper limit on the dark matter elastic scattering cross section with nucleons which is independent of the velocity distribution. Our approach combines null results from direct detection experiments with indirect ... More

On the Lagrange and Markov Dynamical Spectra for Anosov Flows in dimension 3May 05 2016We consider the Lagrange and the Markov dynamical spectra associated to conservative Anosov flows on a compact manifold of dimension 3. We show that for a large set of real functions and for typical Conservative Anosov flows, both the Lagrange and the ... More

The Existence of $ω$-Chains for Transitive Mixed Linear Relations and Its ApplicationsOct 31 2001Apr 29 2005We show that it is decidable whether a transitive mixed linear relation has an $\omega$-chain. Using this result, we study a number of liveness verification problems for generalized timed automata within a unified framework. More precisely, we prove that ... More

On the Lagrange and Markov Dynamical Spectra for Anosov Flows in dimension 3May 05 2016Jun 08 2018We consider the Lagrange and the Markov dynamical spectra associated to conservative Anosov flows on a compact manifold of dimension 3. We show that for a large set of real functions and for typical Conservative Anosov flows, both the Lagrange and the ... More

Intense Gamma-Ray Lines from Hidden Vector Dark Matter DecayDec 22 2009Mar 16 2010Scenarios with hidden, spontaneously broken, non-abelian gauge groups contain a natural dark matter candidate, the hidden vector, whose longevity is due to an accidental custodial symmetry in the renormalizable Lagrangian. Nevertheless, non-renormalizable ... More

Probing the scotogenic FIMP at the LHCNov 29 2016We analyse the signatures at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the scotogenic model, when the lightest $Z_2$-odd particle is a singlet fermion and a feebly interacting massive particle (FIMP). We further assume that the singlet fermion constitutes the ... More

Probing Gravitino Dark Matter with PAMELA and FermiJun 05 2009Aug 31 2009We analyze the cosmic-ray signatures of decaying gravitino dark matter in a model independent way based on an operator analysis. Thermal leptogenesis and universal boundary conditions at the GUT scale restrict the gravitino mass to be below 600 GeV. Electron ... More

Sharp Gamma-ray Spectral Features from Scalar Dark Matter AnnihilationsMay 27 2014The search for sharp features in the gamma-ray spectrum is a promising approach to identify a signal from dark matter annihilations over the astrophysical backgrounds. In this paper we investigate the generation of gamma-ray lines and internal bremsstrahlung ... More

Closing in on mass-degenerate dark matter scenarios with antiprotons and direct detectionJul 05 2012Nov 08 2012Over the last years both cosmic-ray antiproton measurements and direct dark matter searches have proved particularly effective in constraining the nature of dark matter candidates. The present work focusses on these two types of constraints in a minimal ... More

Gamma-ray triangles: a possible signature of asymmetric dark matter in indirect searchesApr 07 2016Nov 12 2016We introduce a new type of gamma-ray spectral feature, which we denominate gamma-ray triangle. This spectral feature arises in scenarios where dark matter self-annihilates via a chiral interaction into two Dirac fermions, which subsequently decay in flight ... More

Gamma-Rays from Decaying Dark MatterSep 14 2007Oct 11 2007We study the prospects for detecting gamma-rays from decaying Dark Matter (DM), focusing in particular on gravitino DM in R-parity breaking vacua. Given the substantially different angular distribution of the predicted gamma-ray signal with respect to ... More

On the spin-dependent sensitivity of XENON100Nov 19 2012Mar 12 2013The latest XENON100 data severely constrains dark matter elastic scattering off nuclei, leading to impressive upper limits on the spin-independent cross-section. The main goal of this paper is to stress that the same data set has also an excellent \emph{spin-dependent} ... More

Gamma-ray triangles: a possible signature of asymmetric dark matter in indirect searchesApr 07 2016We introduce a new type of gamma-ray spectral feature, which we denominate gamma-ray triangle. This spectral feature arises in scenarios where dark matter self-annihilates via a chiral interaction into two Dirac fermions, which subsequently decay in flight ... More

Supersymmetric Leptogenesis with a Light Hidden SectorApr 27 2010Jun 25 2010Supersymmetric scenarios incorporating thermal leptogenesis as the origin of the observed matter-antimatter asymmetry generically predict abundances of the primordial elements which are in conflict with observations. In this paper we propose a simple ... More

Probing the stability of superheavy dark matter particles with high-energy neutrinosMay 23 2012Mar 07 2013Two of the most fundamental properties of the dark matter particle, the mass and the lifetime, are only weakly constrained by the astronomical and cosmological evidence of dark matter. We derive in this paper lower limits on the lifetime of dark matter ... More

Gamma-Ray Lines from Radiative Dark Matter DecayNov 16 2010Mar 08 2011The decay of dark matter particles which are coupled predominantly to charged leptons has been proposed as a possible origin of excess high-energy positrons and electrons observed by cosmic-ray telescopes PAMELA and Fermi LAT. Even though the dark matter ... More

Neutrino Signals from Dark Matter DecayDec 17 2009Apr 20 2010We investigate different neutrino signals from the decay of dark matter particles to determine the prospects for their detection, and more specifically if any spectral signature can be disentangled from the background in present and future neutrino observatories. ... More

Majorana Dark Matter with a Coloured Mediator: Collider vs Direct and Indirect SearchesMar 18 2014We investigate the signatures at the Large Hadron Collider of a minimal model where the dark matter particle is a Majorana fermion that couples to the Standard Model via one or several coloured mediators. We emphasize the importance of the production ... More

Internal bremsstrahlung signatures in light of direct dark matter searchesJun 26 2013Dec 23 2013Although proposed long ago, the search for internal bremsstrahlung signatures has only recently been made possible by the excellent energy resolution of ground-based and satellite-borne gamma-ray instruments. Here, we investigate thoroughly the current ... More

Halo-independent comparison of direct detection experiments in the effective theory of dark matter-nucleon interactionsJan 25 2018The theoretical interpretation of dark matter direct detection experiments is hindered by uncertainties of the microphysics governing the dark matter-nucleon interaction, and of the dark matter density and velocity distribution inside the Solar System. ... More

Gravitino Dark Matter in R-Parity Breaking VacuaFeb 19 2007Oct 27 2008We show that in the case of small R-parity and lepton number breaking couplings, primordial nucleosynthesis, thermal leptogenesis and gravitino dark matter are naturally consistent for gravitino masses m_{3/2} \gsim 5 GeV. We present a model where R-parity ... More

Antideuterons in cosmic rays: sources and discovery potentialOct 01 2016Antibaryons are produced in our Galaxy in collisions of high energy cosmic rays with the interstellar medium and in old supernova remnants, and possibly, in exotic sources such as primordial black hole evaporation or dark matter annihilations and decays. ... More

Unstable Gravitino Dark Matter and Neutrino FluxSep 29 2008Jan 21 2009The gravitino is a promising supersymmetric dark matter candidate which does not require exact R-parity conservation. In fact, even with some small R-parity breaking, gravitinos are sufficiently long-lived to constitute the dark matter of the Universe, ... More

Fermi LAT Search for Internal Bremsstrahlung Signatures from Dark Matter AnnihilationMar 06 2012Aug 27 2014A commonly encountered obstacle in indirect searches for galactic dark matter is how to disentangle possible signals from astrophysical backgrounds. Given that such signals are most likely subdominant, the search for pronounced spectral features plays ... More

Antideuterons in cosmic rays: sources and discovery potentialOct 01 2016Feb 13 2017Antibaryons are produced in our Galaxy in collisions of high energy cosmic rays with the interstellar medium and in old supernova remnants, and possibly, in exotic sources such as primordial black hole evaporation or dark matter annihilations and decays. ... More

Probing the scotogenic FIMP at the LHCNov 29 2016Mar 10 2017We analyse the signatures at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of the scotogenic model, when the lightest Z2-odd particle is a singlet fermion and a feebly interacting massive particle (FIMP). We further assume that the singlet fermion constitutes the dark ... More

Neutrino Phenomenology -- the case of two right handed neutrinosDec 10 2003Jan 23 2004We make a general analysis of neutrino phenomenology for the case neutrino masses are generated by the see-saw mechanism with just two right handed neutrinos. We find general constraints on leptogenesis and lepton flavour violating processes. We also ... More

Neutrino properties from Yukawa structureJul 03 2003Dec 10 2003We discuss the implications for lepton mixing and CP violation of structure in the lepton mass matrices, for the case that neutrino masses are generated by the see-saw mechanism with an hierarchical structure for the Majorana masses. For a particularly ... More

Prospects of Heavy Neutrino Searches at Future Lepton CollidersMar 18 2015Sep 21 2015We discuss the future prospects of heavy neutrino searches at next generation lepton colliders. In particular, we focus on the planned electron-positron colliders, operating in two different beam modes, namely, $e^+e^-$ and $e^-e^-$. In the $e^+e^-$ beam ... More

Gamma-ray boxes from axion-mediated dark matterMar 26 2013Apr 08 2016We compute the gamma-ray output of axion-mediated dark matter and derive the corresponding constraints set by recent data. In such scenarios the dark matter candidate is a Dirac fermion that pair-annihilates into axions and/or scalars. Provided that the ... More

Electrochemical lithium intercalation in nanosized manganese oxidesNov 12 2007X-ray amorphous manganese oxides were prepared by reduction of sodium permanganate by lithium iodide in aqueous medium (MnOx-I) and by decomposition of manganese carbonate at moderate temperature (MnOx-C). TEM showed that these materials are not amorphous, ... More

Optical Integral Field Spectroscopy observations applied to simulated galaxies: Testing the fossil record methodNov 12 2018Nov 27 2018By means of post-processed cosmological Hydrodynamics simulations we explore the ability of the fossil record method to recover the stellar mass, age gradients, and global/radial star formation and mass growth histories of galaxies observed with an optical ... More

On the sensitivity of CTA to gamma-ray boxes from multi-TeV dark matterMar 23 2015Jul 06 2016Collider, direct and indirect searches for dark matter have typically little or no sensitivity to weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) with masses above a few TeV. This rather unexplored regime can however be probed through the search for distinctive ... More

Gamma-rays from Heavy Minimal Dark MatterJul 20 2015Oct 20 2015We consider the annihilation into gamma rays of Minimal Dark Matter candidates in the fermionic 5-plet and scalar 7-plet representations of $SU(2)_L$, taking into account both the Sommerfeld effect and the internal bremsstrahlung. Assuming the Einasto ... More

Mixed-Cultures and Alcoholic FermentationsMar 10 2007The population dynamics of mixed-culture and sequential-cultures in fruit-must fermentation is a very interesting problem from both the theoretical and technological stand point. By mixed-culture we refer to those fermentations in which more that one ... More

Deletion Operations on Deterministic Families of AutomataJul 04 2016Many different deletion operations are investigated applied to languages accepted by one-way and two-way deterministic reversal-bounded multicounter machines, deterministic pushdown automata, and finite automata. Operations studied include the prefix, ... More

TeV Scale See-Saw Mechanisms of Neutrino Mass Generation, the Majorana Nature of the Heavy Singlet Neutrinos and $\betabeta$-DecayJul 14 2010It is shown that the Majorana nature of the heavy neutrinos $N_j$ having masses in the range of $M_j \sim (100 - 1000)$ GeV and present in the TeV scale type I and inverse see-saw scenarios of neutrino mass generation, is unlikely to be observable in ... More

On the Berezin Description of Kahler QuotientsFeb 03 2002Feb 07 2002We survey geometric quantization of finite dimensional affine Kahler manifolds. Its corresponding prequantization and the Berezin's deformation quantization formulation, as proposed by Cahen et al., is used to quantize their corresponding Kahler quotients. ... More

Antihelium from Dark MatterJan 10 2014Mar 19 2014Cosmic-ray anti-nuclei provide a promising discovery channel for the indirect detection of particle dark matter. Hadron showers produced by the pair-annihilation or decay of Galactic dark matter generate anti-nucleons which can in turn form light anti-nuclei. ... More

Signatures from Scalar Dark Matter with a Vector-like Quark MediatorNov 13 2015Feb 02 2016We present a comprehensive study of a model where the dark matter is composed of a singlet real scalar that couples to the Standard Model predominantly via a Yukawa interaction with a light quark and a colored vector-like fermion. A distinctive feature ... More

Low Energy Signatures of the TeV Scale See-Saw MechanismMar 31 2011Jun 21 2011We study a type I see-saw scenario where the right-handed (RH) neutrinos, responsible for the light neutrino mass generation, lie at the electroweak scale. Under certain conditions, the strength of the charged and neutral current weak interactions of ... More

Lepton Number Violation in TeV Scale See-Saw Extensions of the Standard ModelJan 30 2011Feb 02 2011The low-energy neutrino physics constraints on the TeV scale type I see-saw scenarios of neutrino mass generation are revisited. It is shown that lepton charge (L) violation, associated to the production and decays of heavy Majorana neutrinos N_{j} having ... More

Can the cosmological constant undergo abrupt changes?Sep 27 2005The existence of a simple spherically symmetric and static solution of the Einstein equations in the presence of a cosmological constant vanishing outside a definite value of the radial distance is investigated. A particular succession of field configurations, ... More

On heat flow and non-reciprocitySep 20 2000Heat transfer properties in non-reciprocal systems are discussed. An ideal experiment employing microwave or optical isolators is considered in order to investigate the possibility for a spontaneous transfer of energy between two black bodies at common ... More

Precession of the Equinoxes: a pedagogical proposal for secondary education teachersMar 09 2009Second part of a didactic sequence of activities on some topics of Astronomy, related mainly with the real shape of the Earth, the gravitational interactions between our planet and other celestial bodies, and the resulting movement of the rotational axis ... More

Driving quantum walk spreading with the coin operatorJul 31 2009Oct 08 2009We generalize the discrete quantum walk on the line using a time dependent unitary coin operator. We find an analytical relation between the long-time behaviors of the standard deviation and the coin operator. Selecting the coin time sequence allows to ... More

Quantum games via search algorithmsSep 14 2006Feb 15 2007We build new quantum games, similar to the spin flip game, where as a novelty the players perform measurements on a quantum system associated to a continuous time search algorithm. The measurements collapse the wave function into one of the two possible ... More

Base-controlled mechanical systems and geometric phasesJun 11 2007In this paper, we carry a detailed study of mechanical systems with configuration space $Q\longrightarrow Q/G$ for which the base $Q/G$ variables are being controlled. The overall system's motion is considered to be induced from the base one due to the ... More

Large-scale tidal fields on primordial density perturbations ? .II Alignment of Cosmic StructuresMar 13 1997We show that the primordial density field imposes certain degree of coherence in the orientation of density perturbations. We quantify the scale of coherence and show that is significant on scales of at least $30-40h^{-1}$Mpc, being more important in ... More