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Title: Direct detection anomalies in light of G A I A data

Abstract

Measurements from the Gaia satellite have greatly increased our knowledge of the dark matter velocity distributions in the Solar neighborhood. There is evidence for multiple cold structures nearby, including a high-velocity stream counterrotating relative to the Sun. This stream could significantly alter the spectrum of recoil energies and increase the annual modulation of dark matter in direct detection experiments such as DAMA/Libra. We reanalyze the experimental limits from Xenon1T, CDMSlite, PICO-60 and COSINE-100, and compare them to the results of the DAMA/Libra experiment. While we find that this new component of the dark matter velocity distribution can greatly improve the fit to the DAMA/Libra data, both spin-independent and spin-dependent interpretations of the DAMA/Libra signal with elastic and inelastic scattering continue to be ruled out by the null results of other experiments, in particular Xenon1T.

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Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1567867
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OSTI ID: 1571398
Report Number(s):
BNL-212231-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 055039
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SC0017811; SC0012704
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 100 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; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; GAIA; LIBRA; COSINE; PICO; SM; DM; recoil; baryons; Xenon1T; SHM; nuclei; mass

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Buckley, Matthew R., Mohlabeng, Gopolang, and Murphy, Christopher W. Direct detection anomalies in light of G A I A data. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.055039.
Buckley, Matthew R., Mohlabeng, Gopolang, & Murphy, Christopher W. Direct detection anomalies in light of G A I A data. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.055039.
Buckley, Matthew R., Mohlabeng, Gopolang, and Murphy, Christopher W. Mon . "Direct detection anomalies in light of G A I A data". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.055039.
@article{osti_1567867,
title = {Direct detection anomalies in light of G A I A data},
author = {Buckley, Matthew R. and Mohlabeng, Gopolang and Murphy, Christopher W.},
abstractNote = {Measurements from the Gaia satellite have greatly increased our knowledge of the dark matter velocity distributions in the Solar neighborhood. There is evidence for multiple cold structures nearby, including a high-velocity stream counterrotating relative to the Sun. This stream could significantly alter the spectrum of recoil energies and increase the annual modulation of dark matter in direct detection experiments such as DAMA/Libra. We reanalyze the experimental limits from Xenon1T, CDMSlite, PICO-60 and COSINE-100, and compare them to the results of the DAMA/Libra experiment. While we find that this new component of the dark matter velocity distribution can greatly improve the fit to the DAMA/Libra data, both spin-independent and spin-dependent interpretations of the DAMA/Libra signal with elastic and inelastic scattering continue to be ruled out by the null results of other experiments, in particular Xenon1T.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.055039},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 5,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Left: Average suppression factor S($f$), Eq. (9), for spin-independent couplings which would apply to experiments using sodium, iodine, xenon, or germanium targets, assuming natural abundances of isotopes. Vertical grey lines at $f$ ∼ −0.700 and −0.785 denote the minimum sensitivity of xenon and germanium detectors, respectively. Right: Averagemore » suppression factor S for spin-dependent couplings which apply to sodium, iodine, xenon, germanium, or fluorine targets, and with the constraint |ap| + |an| = 1. Vertical grey lines as ap ∼ −0.098 and −0.88 correspond to minimum sensitivity for fluorine and xenon, respectively, see Eqs. (11) and (12).« less

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