Theoretical Prospects for Directional WIMP Detection

Ciaran A.J. O'Hare, Julien Billard, Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano, Anne M. Green, Louis E. Strigari

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Abstract

Direct detection of dark matter with directional sensitivity is a promising concept for improving the search for weakly interacting massive particles. With information on the direction of WIMP induced nuclear recoils one has access to the full 3-dimensional velocity distribution of the local dark matter halo and thus a potential avenue for studying WIMP astrophysics. Furthermore the unique angular signature of the WIMP recoil distribution provides a crucial discriminant from neutrinos which currently represent the ultimate background to direct detection experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2015
EditorsIgor G. Irastorza, Javier Redondo, Jose Manuel Carmona, Susana Cebrian, Theopisti Dafni, Francisco J. Iguaz, Gloria Luzon
PublisherVerlag Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
Pages39-43
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783935702430
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2015 - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: Jun 22 2015Jun 26 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2015

Conference

Conference11th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2015
Country/TerritorySpain
CityZaragoza
Period6/22/156/26/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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