publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2017

Search for bosonic super-WIMP interactions with the XENON100 experiment

Aprile, E.; Aalbers, J.; Agostini, F.; Alfonsi, M.; Althueser, L.; Amaro, F. D.; Anthony, M.; Arneodo, F.; Barrow, P.; Baudis, L.; ...
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  • Published: 07 Dec 2017 Journal: Physical Review D, volume 96 (issn: 2470-0010, eissn: 2470-0029, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)
We present results of searches for vector and pseudo-scalar bosonic super-WIMPs, which are dark matter candidates with masses at the keV-scale, with the XENON100 experiment. XENON100 is a dual-phase xenon time projection chamber operated at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. A profile likelihood analysis of data with an exposure of 224.6 live days $\times$ 34\,kg showed no evidence for a signal above the expected background. We thus obtain new and stringent upper limits in the $(8-125)$\,keV/c$^2$ mass range, excluding couplings to electrons with coupling constants of $g_{ae} > 3\times10^{-13}$ for pseudo-scalar and $\alpha'/\alpha > 2\times10^{-28}$ for v...
arXiv: Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for AstrophysicsPhysics::Instrumentation and Detectors
free text keywords: Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), background, electron, dark matter: mass, dark matter: direct detection, Gran Sasso, S030UDM, dark matter: scattering, time projection chamber: xenon, [PHYS.ASTR]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], [PHYS.HEXP]Physics [physics]/High Energy Physics - Experiment [hep-ex], [PHYS.HPHE]Physics [physics]/High Energy Physics - Phenomenology [hep-ph], Physics Institute, 530 Physics, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Experiment, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Direct search, TPC, [ PHYS.ASTR ] Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], [ PHYS.HEXP ] Physics [physics]/High Energy Physics - Experiment [hep-ex], [ PHYS.HPHE ] Physics [physics]/High Energy Physics - Phenomenology [hep-ph], Coupling constant, Xenon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Dark matter, Nuclear physics, Time projection chamber, Physics, Particle physics, Large Underground Xenon experiment, WIMP, Pseudoscalar, Galaxy
Funded by
The Elusives Enterprise: Asymmetries of the Invisible Universe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 674896
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 289442
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP3 | PEOPLE
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1Physics Department, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA

2Nikhef and the University of Amsterdam, Science Park, 1098XG Amsterdam, Netherlands

3INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and Gran Sasso Science Institute, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy

4Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Bologna and INFN-Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy

5Institut für Physik & Exzellenzcluster PRISMA, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,

55099 Mainz, Germany

6Institut für Kernphysik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany

7LIBPhys, Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, 3004-516 Coimbra, Portugal

8New York University Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 129188, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

9Physik-Institut, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

10Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Physics, Stockholm University,

AlbaNova, Stockholm SE-10691, Sweden

11Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

Troy, New York 12180, USA

12Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

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