First results from DAMA / LIBRA and the combined results with DAMA /

  title={First results from DAMA / LIBRA and the combined results with DAMA /},
  author={Rita Bernabei and Pietro Belli and F. Cappella and Ralph Cerulli and Chi-An Dai and Armando D’Angelo and Hongyu L. He and A. Incicchitti and Haizhu Kuang and Jiming Ma and Francesco Montecchia and F. Nozzoli and Davide Prosperi and Xiang-xiang Sheng and Z. P. Ye},
The highly radiopure ≃ 250 kg NaI(Tl) DAMA/LIBRA set-up is running at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the I.N.F.N.. In this paper the first result obtained by exploiting the model independent annual modulation signature for Dark Matter (DM) particles is presented. It refers to an exposure of 0.53 ton×yr. The collected DAMA/LIBRA data satisfy all the many peculiarities of the DM annual modulation signature. Neither systematic effects nor side reactions can account for the observed… CONTINUE READING

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