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Title: Nuclear structure factors for general spin-independent WIMP-nucleus scattering

Abstract

We present nuclear structure factors that describe the generalized spin-independent coupling of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) to nuclei. Our results are based on state-of-the-art nuclear structure calculations using the large-scale nuclear shell model. Starting from quark- and gluon-level operators, we consider all possible coherently enhanced couplings of spin- 1 / 2 and spin-0 WIMPs to one and two nucleons up to third order in chiral effective field theory. This includes a comprehensive discussion of the structure factors corresponding to the leading two-nucleon currents covering, for the first time, the contribution of spin-2 operators. We provide results for the most relevant nuclear targets considered in present and planned dark matter direct detection experiments: fluorine, silicon, argon, and germanium, complementing our previous work on xenon. All results are also publicly available in a Python notebook.

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Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1503385
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OSTI ID: 1609322
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-00ER41132
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 99 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Astronomy & Astrophysics; Physics

Citation Formats

Hoferichter, Martin, Klos, Philipp, Menéndez, Javier, and Schwenk, Achim. Nuclear structure factors for general spin-independent WIMP-nucleus scattering. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055031.
Hoferichter, Martin, Klos, Philipp, Menéndez, Javier, & Schwenk, Achim. Nuclear structure factors for general spin-independent WIMP-nucleus scattering. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055031.
Hoferichter, Martin, Klos, Philipp, Menéndez, Javier, and Schwenk, Achim. Mon . "Nuclear structure factors for general spin-independent WIMP-nucleus scattering". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055031.
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title = {Nuclear structure factors for general spin-independent WIMP-nucleus scattering},
author = {Hoferichter, Martin and Klos, Philipp and Menéndez, Javier and Schwenk, Achim},
abstractNote = {We present nuclear structure factors that describe the generalized spin-independent coupling of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) to nuclei. Our results are based on state-of-the-art nuclear structure calculations using the large-scale nuclear shell model. Starting from quark- and gluon-level operators, we consider all possible coherently enhanced couplings of spin- 1 / 2 and spin-0 WIMPs to one and two nucleons up to third order in chiral effective field theory. This includes a comprehensive discussion of the structure factors corresponding to the leading two-nucleon currents covering, for the first time, the contribution of spin-2 operators. We provide results for the most relevant nuclear targets considered in present and planned dark matter direct detection experiments: fluorine, silicon, argon, and germanium, complementing our previous work on xenon. All results are also publicly available in a Python notebook.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055031},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 5,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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