17-18 September 2019
INFN-LNF, Aula Salvini
Europe/Rome timezone

How Scatterings affect the Dark Matter Velocity Distribution in the Laboratory

18 Sep 2019, 14:30
INFN-LNF, Aula Salvini

INFN-LNF, Aula Salvini


Timon Emken


Direct detection experiments are looking for rare interactions between dark matter (DM) particles from the galactic halo and atoms of a detector. For larger cross sections, such scatterings can also occur before the DM particle enters the laboratory. I will discuss the phenomenological implications of “pre-detection” scatterings inside the Earth and Sun, and how they can both extend and reduce the sensitivity of terrestrial DM searches.

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