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Title: Experimental constraints on a dark matter origin for the DAMA annual modulation effect
Authors: Aalseth, C. E.; Barbeau, P. S.; Cerdeño, David G.; Colaresi, J.; Collar, Juan I.; Lurgio, P. de; Drake, G.; Fast, J.E.; Greenberg, C. H.; Hossbach, T. W.; Kephart, J. D.; Marino, M. G.; Miley, H. S.; Orrell, J. L.; Reyna, D.; Robertson, R. G. H.; Talaga, R.; Tench, O.; Van Wechel, T. D.; Wilkerson, J. F.; Yocum, K. M.
Keywords: Astrophysics
High Energy Physics - Experiment
Instrumentation and Detectors
Issue Date: 31-Jul-2008
Citation: arXiv:0807.0879v4 [astro-ph]
Series/Report no.: IFT-UAM/CSIC-08-39
Abstract: A claim for evidence of dark matter interactions in the DAMA experiment has been recently reinforced. We employ a new type of germanium detector to conclusively rule out a standard isothermal galactic halo of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) as the explanation for the annual modulation effect leading to the claim. Bounds are similarly imposed on a suggestion that dark pseudoscalars mightlead to the effect. We describe the sensitivity to light dark matter particles achievable with our device, in particular to Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Model candidates.
Description: 4 pages.-- PACS numbers: 85.30.-z, 95.35.+d, 95.55.Vj, 14.80.Mz.-- Submitted on 5 Jul 2008 (v1), last revised 31 Jul 2008 (this version, v4): v4 introduces recent results from arXiv:0807.3279 and arXiv:0807.2926. Sensitivity to pseudoscalars is revised in light of the first. Discussion on the subject added.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/6861
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