Molecular Migdal effect

  title={Molecular Migdal effect},
  author={Carlos Blanco and I. N. Harris and Yonatan Kahn and Benjamin Lillard and Jes'us P'erez-R'ios},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Nuclear scattering events with large momentum transfer in atomic, molecular, or solid-state systems may result in electronic excitations. In the context of atomic scattering by dark matter (DM), this is known as the Migdal effect, but the same effect has also been studied in molecules in the chemistry and neutron scattering literature. Here we present two distinct Migdal-like effects from DM scattering in molecules, which we collectively refer to as the molecular Migdal effect: a center-of-mass… 
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