Direct Searches

  • Martin Bauer
  • Tilman Plehn
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 959)


The experimental strategy for direct dark matter detection is based on measuring a recoil of a nucleus after scattering with WIMP dark matter. For this process we can choose the optimal nuclear target based on the largest possible recoil energy. We start with the non-relativistic relation between the momenta in relative coordinates between the nucleus and the WIMP, assuming a nucleus composed of A nucleons and with charge Z.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Bauer
    • 1
  • Tilman Plehn
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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