Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

Effects of Residue Background Events in Direct Detection Experiments on Determining Properties of Halo Dark Matter

Jul 27, 2010, 10:20 AM
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Talk Dark Matter Direct Searches Parallel session : Direct Searches 2


Dr Chung-Lin SHAN (Department of Physics, National Cheng Kung University)


We reexamine the model-independent data analysis methods for extracting properties of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) using data (measured recoil energies) from direct Dark Matter detection experiments directly and, as a more realistic study, consider small fractions of residue background events, which pass all discrimination criteria and then mix with other real WIMP-induced signals in data sets. In this talk, the effects on the determination of the mass of halo Dark Matter particles as well as on the reconstruction of their velocity distribution will be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Chung-Lin SHAN (Department of Physics, National Cheng Kung University)

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