Directional Sensitivity in Light-Mass Dark Matter Searches with Single-Electron-Resolution Ionization Detectors

Fedja Kadribasic, Nader Mirabolfathi, Kai Henrik Nordlund, Andrea Elisabet Sand, Eero Holmström, Flyura Gatifovna Djurabekova

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Abstract

We propose a method using solid state detectors with directional sensitivity to dark matter interactions to detect low-mass weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) originating from galactic sources. In spite of a large body of literature for high-mass WIMP detectors with directional sensitivity, no available technique exists to cover WIMPs in the mass range <1 GeV/c(2). We argue that single-electron-resolution semiconductor detectors allow for directional sensitivity once properly calibrated. We examine the commonly used semiconductor material response to these low-mass WIMP interactions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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