Materials Informatics for Dark Matter Detection

  title={Materials Informatics for Dark Matter Detection},
  author={R. Matthias Geilhufe and Bart Olsthoorn and Alfredo D. Ferella and Timo Koski and Felix Kahlhoefer and Janet M. Conrad and Alexander V. Balatsky},
  journal={physica status solidi (RRL) – Rapid Research Letters},
Dark Matter particles are commonly assumed to be weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) with a mass in the GeV to TeV range. However, recent interest has shifted toward lighter WIMPs, which are more difficult to probe experimentally. A detection of sub‐GeV WIMPs will require the use of small gap materials in sensors. Using recent estimates of the WIMP mass, we identify the relevant target space toward small gap materials (100 to 10 meV). Dirac Materials, a class of small‐ or zero‐gap… 

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