Direct detection of WIMPs.

  title={Direct detection of WIMPs.},
  author={David G. Cerde{\~n}o and Anne M. Green},
If the Milky Way’s DM halo is composed of WIMPs, then the WIMP flux on the Earth is of the order of 105(100 GeV/mχ)cm−2 s−1. This flux is suf- ficiently large that, even though the WIMPs are weakly interacting, a small but potentially measurable fraction will elastically scatter off nuclei. Direct detection experiments aim to detect WIMPs via the nuclear recoils, caused by WIMP elastic scattering, in dedicated low background detectors [988]. More specifically they aim to measure the rate… 

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