Limits on WIMP Dark Matter

Дата и время публикации : 2001-11-02T18:08:15Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
N. J. C. Spooner
V. A. Kudryavtsev

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Ссылка на журнал-издание: PRHEP-hep2001/201
Коментарии к статье: 8 pages, 5 figures, International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics
Первичная категория: astro-ph

Все категории : astro-ph, hep-ex

Краткий обзор статьи: The current state searches for dark matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) using both direct and indirect techniques is reviewed. Advances in recent years by various direct search experiments, utilising technology able to record the nuclear recoil events expected from elastic scattering by WIMPs, have allowed progress towards lower limits to be made. In particular, the Edelweiss and CDMS collaborations are achieving sensitiviy able to challenge data from DAMA interpreted as evidence for WIMPs of mass in the region of 60 GeV. Meanwhile, indirect searches, based on observing the annihilation products of neutralino-neutralino interactions in the Earth, Sun and Galaxy, have produced intriguing results. For instance, analysis by Superkamiokande now suggests limits comparable with the best direct search results.

Category: Physics