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Title: More on molecular excitations: Dark matter detection in ice

In this paper we investigate di-atomic molecules embedded in ice crystals under strain. In this environment coherent vibrations of many OH-bonds may be generated by one WIMP collision. The detection of such multiple-photon signals may provide a signature of a 100 GeV/c 2 WIMP. To do a proper lab test of “WIMP-induced” multi-photon emission is very difficult. As a result, we suggest that Ice Cube make a search for multi-photon events, and investigate whether the rate of such events exhibits yearly modulation.
Authors:
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  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 761; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; Ice Cube experiment; Dark Matter search
OSTI Identifier:
1348197

Va'vra, J. More on molecular excitations: Dark matter detection in ice. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.014.
Va'vra, J. More on molecular excitations: Dark matter detection in ice. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.014.
Va'vra, J. 2016. "More on molecular excitations: Dark matter detection in ice". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.014. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1348197.
@article{osti_1348197,
title = {More on molecular excitations: Dark matter detection in ice},
author = {Va'vra, J.},
abstractNote = {In this paper we investigate di-atomic molecules embedded in ice crystals under strain. In this environment coherent vibrations of many OH-bonds may be generated by one WIMP collision. The detection of such multiple-photon signals may provide a signature of a 100 GeV/c2 WIMP. To do a proper lab test of “WIMP-induced” multi-photon emission is very difficult. As a result, we suggest that Ice Cube make a search for multi-photon events, and investigate whether the rate of such events exhibits yearly modulation.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.014},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 761,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {8}
}