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Expected Sensitivity to Galactic/Solar Axions and Bosonic Super-WIMPs based on the Axio-electric Effect in Liquid Xenon Dark Matter Detectors

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JournalAstroparticle Physics
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2012

Abstract

We present systematic case studies to investigate the sensitivity of axion searches by liquid xenon detectors, using the axio-electric effect (analogue of the photoelectric effect) on xenon atoms. Liquid xenon is widely considered to be one of the best target media for detection of WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles which may form the galactic dark matter) using nuclear recoils. Since these detectors also provide an extremely low radioactivity environment for electron recoils, very weakly-interacting low-mass particles ( 10^-33 (for mass 1 keV/c^2) or > 10^-27 (for mass 100 keV/c^2).

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  • astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.IM, hep-ex, hep-ph, physics.ins-det

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