New limits on WIMP interactions from the SIMPLE dark matter search

  title={New limits on WIMP interactions from the SIMPLE dark matter search},
  author={T. A. Girard and T. Morlat and M. Felizardo and Ana F{\'a}tima Carvalho Fernandes and Ana Rita Ramos and Jos{\'e} G. Marques},
The SIMPLE project uses superheated C2ClF5 liquid detectors to search for particle dark matter candidates. We report the results of the first stage exposure (14.1 kgd) of its latest two-stage, Phase II run, with 15 superheated droplet detectors of total active mass 0.208 kg. In combination with the results of the neutron-spin sensitive XENON10 experiment, these results yield a limit of |ap| < 0.32, |an| < 0.17 for MW = 50 GeV/c 2 on the model-independent, spin-dependent sector of weakly… 

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