David C. Prosperi

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The highly radiopure ≃ 250 kg NaI(Tl) DAMA/LIBRA setup is running at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the I.N.F.N.. In this paper the first result obtained by exploiting the model independent annual modulation signature for Dark Matter (DM) particles is presented. It refers to an exposure of 0.53 ton×yr. The collected DAMA/LIBRA data satisfy all the(More)
We propose applying the multiparametric spatiotemporal autoregressive (m-STAR) model as a simple approach to estimating jointly the pattern of connectivity and the strength of contagion by that pattern, including the case where connectivity is endogenous to the dependent variable (selection). We emphasize substantively-theoretically guided (i.e.,(More)
Main arguments on the Dark Matter particle direct detection approach are addressed on the basis of the work and of the results of the ≃ 100 kg highly radiopure NaI(Tl) DAMA experiment (DAMA/NaI), which has been operative at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the I.N.F.N. for more than one decade, including the preparation. The effectiveness of the WIMP(More)
The DAMA/NaI experiment (≃ 100 kg highly radiopure NaI(Tl)) was proposed , designed and realised to effectively investigate in a model independent way the presence of a Dark Matter particle component in the galactic halo by exploiting the annual modulation signature. With a total exposure of 107731 kg · day, collected over seven annual cycles deep(More)
The channeling effect of low energy ions along the crystallographic axes and planes of NaI(Tl) crystals is discussed in the framework of corollary investigations on WIMP Dark Matter candidates. In fact, the modeling of this existing effect implies a more complex evaluation of the luminosity yield for low energy recoiling Na and I ions. In the present paper(More)
The results obtained with the total exposure of 1.04 ton × yr collected by DAMA/LIBRA–phase1 deep underground at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) of the I.N.F.N. during 7 annual cycles (i.e. adding a further 0.17 ton × yr exposure) are presented. The DAMA/LIBRA– phase1 data give evidence for the presence of Dark Matter (DM) particles in the(More)
Some extensions of the Standard Model provide Dark Matter candidate particles with sub-GeV mass. These Light Dark Matter particles have been considered for example in Warm Dark Matter scenarios (e.g. the keV scale sterile neutrino, axino or gravitino). Moreover MeV scale DM candidates have been proposed in supersymmetric models and as source of the 511 keV(More)