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Title: Improving Dark Matter Searches by Measuring the Nucleon Axial Form Factor: Perspectives from MicroBooNE

The MicroBooNE neutrino experiment at Fermilab is constructing a liquid-argon time-projection chamber for the Booster Neutrino Beam to study neutrino oscillations and interactions with nucleons and nuclei, starting in 2014. We describe the experiment and focus on its unique abilities to measure cross sections at low values of $Q^2$. In particular, the neutral-current elastic scattering cross section is especially interesting, as it is sensitive to the contribution of the strange sea quark spin to the angular-momentum of the nucleon, $$\Delta s$$. Implications for dark-matter searches are discussed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. New Mexico State U.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1295700
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1406.5204; FERMILAB-CONF-14-207-PPD
1301853
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys.Procedia; Journal Volume: 61; Conference: 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, Asilomar, California, 09/08-09/13/2013
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
MicroBooNE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS