Implication of neutrino backgrounds on the reach of next generation dark matter direct detection experiments

@article{Billard2014ImplicationON,
  title={Implication of neutrino backgrounds on the reach of next generation dark matter direct detection experiments},
  author={Julien Billard and Louis E. Strigari and Edwin Mit and KIPACStanford},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2014},
  volume={89},
  pages={023524}
}
As direct dark matter experiments continue to increase in size, they will become sensitive to neutrinos from astrophysical sources. For experiments that do not have directional sensitivity, coherent neutrino scattering (CNS) from several sources represents an important background to understand, as it can almost perfectly mimic an authentic WIMP signal. Here we explore in detail the effect of neutrino backgrounds on the discovery potential of WIMPs over the entire mass range of 500 MeV to 10 TeV… 

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