The baryon-dark matter ratio via moduli decay after Affleck-Dine baryogenesis

Gordon Kane, Jing Shao, Scott Watson, Hai Bo Yu

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Low-scale supersymmetry breaking in string motivated theories implies the presence of O (100TeV) scale moduli, which generically lead to a significant modification of the history of the universe prior to Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. Such an approach implies a non-thermal origin for dark matter resulting from scalar decay, where the lightest supersymmetric particle can account for the observed dark matter relic density. We study the further effect of the decay on the baryon asymmetry of the universe, and find that this can satisfactorily address the problem of the over-production of the baryon asymmetry by the Affleck-Dine mechanism in the MSSM. Remarkably, there is a natural connection between the baryon and dark matter abundances today, which leads to a solution of the 'Cosmic Coincidence Problem'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011


  • baryon asymmetry
  • dark matter theory
  • string theory and cosmology
  • supersymmetry and cosmology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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