A review of the discovery reach of directional Dark Matter detection

  title={A review of the discovery reach of directional Dark Matter detection},
  author={F. Mayet and Anne M. Green and James B. R. Battat and Julien Billard and Nassim Bozorgnia and Graciela B. Gelmini and Paolo Gondolo and Bradley J. Kavanagh and Seung Kon Lee and Dinesh Loomba and Jocelyn Monroe and Ben Morgan and Ciaran A. J. O'Hare and Annika H. G. Peter and Nguyen Phan and Sven E. Vahsen},
  journal={Physics Reports},
Cosmological observations indicate that most of the matter in the Universe is Dark Matter. Dark Matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) can be detected directly, via its elastic scattering off target nuclei. Most current direct detection experiments only measure the energy of the recoiling nuclei. However, directional detection experiments are sensitive to the direction of the nuclear recoil as well. Due to the Sun’s motion with respect to the Galactic rest frame, the… Expand
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