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Comment on "On the subtleties of searching for dark matter with liquid xenon detectors"


XENON Collaboration; Baudis, L; Behrens, A; Ferella, A D; Kish, A; Marrodan Undagoitia, T; Schumann, M; et al (2012). Comment on "On the subtleties of searching for dark matter with liquid xenon detectors". arXiv 1208.5762, University of Zurich.

Abstract

In a recent manuscript (arXiv:1208.5046) Peter Sorensen claims that XENON100's upper limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross sections for WIMP masses below 10 GeV "may be understated by one order of magnitude or more". Having performed a similar, though more detailed analysis prior to the submission of our new result (arXiv:1207.5988), we do not confirm these findings. We point out the rationale for not considering the described effect in our final analysis and list several potential problems with his study.

Abstract

In a recent manuscript (arXiv:1208.5046) Peter Sorensen claims that XENON100's upper limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross sections for WIMP masses below 10 GeV "may be understated by one order of magnitude or more". Having performed a similar, though more detailed analysis prior to the submission of our new result (arXiv:1207.5988), we do not confirm these findings. We point out the rationale for not considering the described effect in our final analysis and list several potential problems with his study.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:12 Mar 2013 13:08
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 20:27
Series Name:arXiv
ISSN:2331-8422
Official URL:http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.5762

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