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dc.contributor.advisorDick, Raineren_US
dc.creatorSage, Freden_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-03T22:32:25Z
dc.date.available2013-01-03T22:32:25Z
dc.date.created2012-08en_US
dc.date.issued2012-08-29en_US
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2012-08-575en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to consider the phenomenology of the scalar singlet model of dark matter in light of current experimental and observational results. Signals of the model from direct detection methods, indirect detection methods and from collider searches are all computed. Direct nuclear recoil signals are calculated and compared with current experimental bounds. Indirect cosmic ray annihilation signals in the form of gamma rays, positrons, antiprotons and antideuterons are examined and the possibility of detecting a measurable signal is considered. A neutrino signal from the annihilation of singlet dark matter gravitationally captured in massive bodies is also computed. Finally, the production and detection of scalar singlet dark matter in particle colliders like the LHC is considered. It is found that the scalar singlet model is favored by current nuclear recoil experiments and consistent with current indirect detection bounds.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectdark matteren_US
dc.subjectnuclear recoil signalsen_US
dc.subjectscalar singletsen_US
dc.titleDetection of Scalar Singlet Dark Matteren_US
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics and Engineering Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPywell, Roben_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGhezelbash, Masouden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSpiteri, Rayen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKoustov, Sashaen_US


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