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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