# Inelastic dark matter and DAMA/LIBRA: An experimentum crucis

@article{Finkbeiner2009InelasticDM,
title={Inelastic dark matter and DAMA/LIBRA: An experimentum crucis},
author={Douglas P. Finkbeiner and Tongyan Lin and Neal Weiner},
journal={Physical Review D},
year={2009},
volume={80},
pages={115008}
}
• Published 1 June 2009
• Physics
• Physical Review D
The DAMA/LIBRA Collaboration has detected an annual modulation of the recoil rate in NaI crystals with the phase expected for weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) scattering events. This signal is dramatically inconsistent with upper limits from other experiments for elastically scattering weak-scale WIMPs. However, the results are compatible for the case of inelastic dark matter (iDM). The iDM theory, as implemented by Tucker-Smith and Weiner, constrains the WIMP to a tight contour in…
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