Direct Detection of Classically Undetectable Dark Matter through Quantum Decoherence

  title={Direct Detection of Classically Undetectable Dark Matter through Quantum Decoherence},
  author={C. Jess Riedel},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • C. J. Riedel
  • Published 13 December 2012
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
Although various pieces of indirect evidence about the nature of dark matter have been collected, its direct detection has eluded experimental searches despite extensive effort. If the mass of dark matter is below 1 MeV, it is essentially imperceptible to conventional detection methods because negligible energy is transferred to nuclei during collisions. Here I propose directly detecting dark matter through the quantum decoherence it causes rather than its classical effects such as recoil or… 

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