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Dark Matter in the Earth and the Sun -- Simulating Underground Scatterings for the Direct Detection of Low-Mass Dark Matter

@article{Emken2019DarkMI,
  title={Dark Matter in the Earth and the Sun -- Simulating Underground Scatterings for the Direct Detection of Low-Mass Dark Matter},
  author={Timon Emken},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2019}
}
  • Timon Emken
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
If DM-matter scatterings are assumed to occur in a detector's target material, collisions will naturally take place inside the bulk of planets and stars as well. For large cross sections, these scatterings might occur in the Earth or Sun even prior to the detection. In this thesis, we study the impact of these pre-detection scatterings on direct searches of light DM with the use of Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. By simulating the trajectories and scatterings of many individual DM particles in… Expand