A search for possible dark matter subhalos as IACT targets in the First Fermi-LAT Source Catalog
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Citation of Original PublicationD. Nieto, V. Martínez, N. Mirabal, J. A. Barrio, K. Satalecka, S. Pardo and I. Lozano, A search for possible dark matter subhalos as IACT targets in the First Fermi-LAT Source Catalog, https://arxiv.org/abs/1110.4744
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We present a systematic search for potential dark matter subhalos in our Galaxy among the 630 unassociated sources included in the First Fermi-LAT Source Catalog. Assuming a hypothetical dark matter particle that could generate observable gamma-ray photons beyond the Fermi energy range through self-annihilation, we look for reasonable targets for ground-based Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes at energies E > 100 GeV. In order to narrow the origin of these enigmatic sources, we look for their possible counterparts in other wavelengths including X-ray, radio, and optical spectroscopy. We find that the synergy between Fermi and Cherenkov telescopes, along with multiwavelength observations, could play a key role in indirect searches for dark matter.