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Title: Reevaluation of spin-dependent WIMP-proton interactions as an explanation of the DAMA data

We reexamine the interpretation of the annual modulation signal observed by the DAMA experiment as due to WIMPs with a spin-dependent coupling mostly to protons. We consider both axial-vector and pseudo-scalar couplings, and elastic as well as endothermic and exothermic inelastic scattering. We conclude that the DAMA signal is in strong tension with null results of other direct detection experiments, particularly PICASSO and KIMS.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA,475 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22458366
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 08; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: JCAP08(2015)046; OAI: oai:repo.scoap3.org:11608; Article funded by SCOAP3. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Sponsoring Org:
SCOAP3, CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COUPLINGS; DETECTION; EXPERIMENT PLANNING; INELASTIC SCATTERING; INTERACTIONS; MODULATION; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PROTONS; SIGNALS; SPIN; WIMPS