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

Ion-Channeling in Direct Dark Matter Crystalline Detectors

Jul 26, 2010, 2:00 PM
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 1


Prof. Graciela Gelmini (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA)


The channeling of the recoiling nucleus in crystalline detectors after a WIMP collision would produce a larger scintillation or ionization signal in direct detection experiments than otherwise expected. I present estimates of the importance of this effect in NaI, Si and Ge crystals, using analytic models developed from the 1970's onwards to describe channeling and blocking and blocking effect.

Primary author

Prof. Graciela Gelmini (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA)

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