Accession Number DE2013-1083524
Title Complementary of Dark Matter Direct Detection Targets.
Publication Date Jun 2011
Media Count 11p
Personal Author G. Bertone L. Baudis L. E. Strigari M. Pato R. Trotta R. R. de Austri
Abstract We investigate the reconstruction capabilities of Dark Matter mass and spin-independent cross-section from future ton-scale direct detection experiments using germanium, xenon or argon as targets. Adopting realistic values for the exposure, energy threshold and resolution of Dark Matter experiments which will come online within 5 to 10 years, the degree of coerent targets is quantied. We investigate how the uncertainty in the astrophysical parameter sects the reconstruction. For a 50 GeV WIMP, astrophysical uncertainties degrade the accuracy in the mass reconstruction by up to a factor of approx. 4 for xenon and germanium, compared to the case when astrophysical quantities are xed. However, combination of argon, germanium and xenon data increases the constraining power by a factor of approx. 2 compared to germanium or xenon alone. We show that future direct detection experiments can achieve self-calibration of some astrophysical parameters, and they will be able to constrain the WIMP mass with only very weak external astrophysical constraints.
Keywords Argon
Cross sections
Dark matter
Nonluminous matter

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 46 - Physics
54C - Astrophysics
Corporate Author Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number DE-AC02-76SF00515

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