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Title: Non-standard interactions of solar neutrinos in dark matter experiments

Abstract

We show that non-standard neutrino interactions (NSI) can be probed in future direct dark matter detection experiments through both elastic neutrino-electron scattering and coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering. We show NSI can increase the event rate due to solar neutrinos, with a sharp increase for lower nuclear recoil energy thresholds. We also identify an interference range of NSI parameters for which the rate is reduced by approximately 40%. Finally, we show that the “dark side” solution for the solar neutrino mixing angle may be discovered at forthcoming experiments.

Authors:
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Research Org.:
Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1437724
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1499164
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-13ER42020; SC0010813; PHY-1522717; PHY-1521105
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physics Letters B Journal Volume: 773 Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Dutta, Bhaskar, Liao, Shu, Strigari, Louis E., and Walker, Joel W. Non-standard interactions of solar neutrinos in dark matter experiments. Netherlands: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.08.031.
Dutta, Bhaskar, Liao, Shu, Strigari, Louis E., & Walker, Joel W. Non-standard interactions of solar neutrinos in dark matter experiments. Netherlands. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.08.031
Dutta, Bhaskar, Liao, Shu, Strigari, Louis E., and Walker, Joel W. Sun . "Non-standard interactions of solar neutrinos in dark matter experiments". Netherlands. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.08.031.
@article{osti_1437724,
title = {Non-standard interactions of solar neutrinos in dark matter experiments},
author = {Dutta, Bhaskar and Liao, Shu and Strigari, Louis E. and Walker, Joel W.},
abstractNote = {We show that non-standard neutrino interactions (NSI) can be probed in future direct dark matter detection experiments through both elastic neutrino-electron scattering and coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering. We show NSI can increase the event rate due to solar neutrinos, with a sharp increase for lower nuclear recoil energy thresholds. We also identify an interference range of NSI parameters for which the rate is reduced by approximately 40%. Finally, we show that the “dark side” solution for the solar neutrino mixing angle may be discovered at forthcoming experiments.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2017.08.031},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
number = C,
volume = 773,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.08.031

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Number of events above an equivalent electron recoil energy threshold of 1 keV as each ϵ varies over its allowable range (dashed blue curves). The solid orange curve gives the SM contribution.

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