Loop dominated signals from neutrino portal dark matter
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.101.095001
We study scenarios where loop processes give the dominant contributions to dark matter decay or annihilation despite the presence of tree level channels. We illustrate this possibility in a specific model where dark matter is part of a hidden sector that communicates with the Standard Model sector via a heavy neutrino portal. We explain the underpinning rationale for how loop processes mediated by the portal neutrinos can parametrically dominate over tree level decay channels, and demonstrate that this qualitatively changes the indirect detection signals in positrons, neutrinos, and gamma rays.