27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Contribution Talk

-2- B. von Langenbeck
Dark Matter

Novel light dark matter signals in xenon direct detection experiments


  • Dr. Christopher MCCABE

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Direct detection experiments that utilise xenon have proven to be most sensitive for heavy (>5 GeV) dark matter particles. In this talk, I'll explore signals that allow xenon experiments to probe the dark matter - nucleon cross section for dark matter particles down to ~100 MeV. These signals arise from electron or photon emission from the xenon atom after a collision with a light dark matter particle. This talk is based on arXiv:1702.04730 and arXiv:1711.09906.