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Dark Matter Direct Detection with Quantum Dots

  title={Dark Matter Direct Detection with Quantum Dots},
  author={Carlos Blanco and Rouven Essig and Marivi Fern{\'a}ndez-Serra and Harikrishnan Ramani and Oren Slone},
We propose using Quantum Dots as novel targets to probe sub-GeV dark matter-electron interactions. Quantum dots are nanocrystals of semiconducting material, which are commercially available, with gram-scale quantities suspended in liter-scale volumes of solvent. Quantum dots can be efficient scintillators, with near unity single-photon quantum yields, and their band-edge electronic properties are determined by their characteristic size, which can be precisely tuned. Examples include lead sulfide… 

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