Direct detection of light ``Ge-phobic'' exothermic dark matter

  title={Direct detection of light ``Ge-phobic'' exothermic dark matter},
  author={Graciela B. Gelmini and Andreea Georgescu and Ji-Haeng Huh},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  pages={028 - 028}
We present comparisons of direct dark matter (DM) detection data for light WIMPs with exothermic scattering with nuclei (exoDM), both assuming the Standard Halo Model (SHM) and in a halo model–independent manner. Exothermic interactions favor light targets, thus reducing the importance of upper limits derived from xenon targets, the most restrictive of which is at present the LUX limit. In our SHM analysis the CDMS-II-Si and CoGeNT regions become allowed by these bounds, however the recent… 

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