publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2017

Effective field theory search for high-energy nuclear recoils using the XENON100 dark matter detector

Aprile, E.; Aalbers, J.; Agostini, F.; Alfonsi, M.; Amaro, F. D.; Anthony, M.; Arneodo, F.; Barrow, P.; Baudis, L.; Bauermeister, B.; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 07 May 2017
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
International audience; We report on weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) search results in the XENON100 detector using a nonrelativistic effective field theory approach. The data from science run II (34  kg×224.6 live days) were reanalyzed, with an increased recoil energy interval compared to previous analyses, ranging from (6.6–240)  keVnr. The data are found to be compatible with the background-only hypothesis. We present 90% confidence level exclusion limits on the coupling constants of WIMP-nucleon effective operators using a binned profile likelihood method. We also consider the case of inelastic WIMP scattering, where incident WIMPs may up-scatter...
arXiv: High Energy Physics::ExperimentAstrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for AstrophysicsPhysics::Instrumentation and Detectors
free text keywords: Physics Institute, 530 Physics, statistical analysis, data analysis method, WIMP nucleon: scattering, WIMP, recoil: energy, XENON, dark matter: detector, S030UDM, effective field theory: nonrelativistic, nucleus: recoil, [PHYS.ASTR]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], [ PHYS.ASTR ] Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Dark Matter, Direct Search, TPC, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 289442
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP3 | PEOPLE
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