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IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
18-22 August 2008 AlbaNova
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Reconciling DAMA with Inelastic Neutralino Dark Matter; Predictions for Ge, Xe, I and W. (15'+5')
 
The inelastic dark matter model, in which WIMP-nucleus scatterings occur via 
transition to an excited WIMP state ~ 
100 keV above the ground state, modify the relative sensitivities of various dark 
matter direct detection 
experiments. In this model, the DAMA annual modulation signature can arise 
consistent with presently null results 
at CDMS-Soudan, XENON10, CRESST, and KIMS. The neutralino, in an R-
symmetric SUSY model, can provide a 
natural example of such a model. We review the status of the relative 
experiments and their sensitivities, and make 
predictions for upcoming experiments. In particular, we note that the model 
predicts highly suppressed signals at 
low energy, with most nuclear recoil events typically occuring between 20 to 45 
keV at xenon and iodine 
experiments.
 
Id: 443
Place: AlbaNova
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium
Starting date:
19-Aug-2008   14:05
Duration: 20'
Contribution type: Talk
Primary Authors: Prof. WEINER, Neal (New York University)
Co-Authors: Prof. TUCKER-SMITH, David (Williams College)
Dr. CHANG, Spencer (New York University)
Prof. KRIBS, Graham (University of Oregon)
Presenters: Prof. WEINER, Neal
Material: slide Slides
 
Included in session: Direct detection - phenomenology/theory
Included in track: Direct detection - experiments
 

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