Implications of CoGeNT and DAMA for Light WIMP Dark Matter

  title={Implications of CoGeNT and DAMA for Light WIMP Dark Matter},
  author={A. Fitzpatrick and D. Hooper and K. Zurek},
  journal={Physical Review D},
In this paper, we study the recent excess of low energy events observed by the CoGeNT Collaboration, and discuss the possibility that these events originate from the elastic scattering of a light (m{sub DM{approx}}5-10 GeV) weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP). We find that such a dark matter candidate may also be capable of generating the annual modulation reported by DAMA, without conflicting with the null results from other experiments, such as XENON10. The regions implied by CoGeNT… Expand

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