New Projections for Dark Matter Searches with Paleo-Detectors

  title={New Projections for Dark Matter Searches with Paleo-Detectors},
  author={Sebastian Baum and Thomas D. P.  Edwards and Katherine Freese and Patrick Stengel},
Paleo-detectors are a proposed experimental technique to search for dark matter (DM). In lieu of the conventional approach of operating a tonne-scale real-time detector to search for DM-induced nuclear recoils, paleo-detectors take advantage of small samples of naturally occurring rocks on Earth that have been deep underground (& 5 km), accumulating nuclear damage tracks from recoiling nuclei for O(1) Gyr. Modern microscopy techniques promise the capability to read out nuclear damage tracks… Expand

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