Directional dark matter detection in anisotropic Dirac materials

@article{Coskuner2019DirectionalDM,
  title={Directional dark matter detection in anisotropic Dirac materials},
  author={Ahmet Coskuner and Andrea Mitridate and Andr{\'e}s Olivares and Kathryn M. Zurek},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2019}
}
Dirac materials, because of unique symmetries near the Fermi surface, are a promising target for dark photon-mediated scattering and absorption of light dark matter. In this paper, we characterize the daily modulation rate of dark matter interacting with a Dirac material due to anisotropies in the crystal structure of typical Dirac materials, and we show that daily modulation is ${\cal O}(1)$ of the total rate for the Dirac material ZrTe$_5$. These modulation effects depend on the orientation… Expand

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