Results on the Spin-Dependent Scattering of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles on Nucleons from the Run 3 Data of the LUX Experiment. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present experimental constraints on the spin-dependent WIMP (weakly interacting massive particle)-nucleon elastic cross sections from LUX data acquired in 2013. LUX is a dual-phase xenon time projection chamber operating at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Lead, South Dakota), which is designed to observe the recoil signature of galactic WIMPs scattering from xenon nuclei. A profile likelihood ratio analysis of 1.410^{4}kgday of fiducial exposure allows 90%C.L. upper limits to be set on the WIMP-neutron (WIMP-proton) cross section of _{n}=9.410^{-41}cm^{2} (_{p}=2.910^{-39}cm^{2}) at 33GeV/c^{2}. The spin-dependent WIMP-neutron limit is the most sensitive constraint to date.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 14.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Akerib, D. S., Arajo, H. M., Bai, X., Bailey, A. J., Balajthy, J., Beltrame, P., ... LUX Collaboration.

citation count

  • 118

complete list of authors

  • Akerib, DS||Ara├║jo, HM||Bai, X||Bailey, AJ||Balajthy, J||Beltrame, P||Bernard, EP||Bernstein, A||Biesiadzinski, TP||Boulton, EM||Bradley, A||Bramante, R||Cahn, SB||Carmona-Benitez, MC||Chan, C||Chapman, JJ||Chiller, AA||Chiller, C||Currie, A||Cutter, JE||Davison, TJR||de Viveiros, L||Dobi, A||Dobson, JEY||Druszkiewicz, E||Edwards, BN||Faham, CH||Fiorucci, S||Gaitskell, RJ||Gehman, VM||Ghag, C||Gibson, KR||Gilchriese, MGD||Hall, CR||Hanhardt, M||Haselschwardt, SJ||Hertel, SA||Hogan, DP||Horn, M||Huang, DQ||Ignarra, CM||Ihm, M||Jacobsen, RG||Ji, W||Kazkaz, K||Khaitan, D||Knoche, R||Larsen, NA||Lee, C||Lenardo, BG||Lesko, KT||Lindote, A||Lopes, MI||Malling, DC||Manalaysay, A||Mannino, RL||Marzioni, MF||McKinsey, DN||Mei, D-M||Mock, J||Moongweluwan, M||Morad, JA||Murphy, A St J||Nehrkorn, C||Nelson, HN||Neves, F||O'Sullivan, K||Oliver-Mallory, KC||Ott, RA||Palladino, KJ||Pangilinan, M||Pease, EK||Phelps, P||Reichhart, L||Rhyne, C||Shaw, S||Shutt, TA||Silva, C||Solovov, VN||Sorensen, P||Stephenson, S||Sumner, TJ||Szydagis, M||Taylor, DJ||Taylor, W||Tennyson, BP||Terman, PA||Tiedt, DR||To, WH||Tripathi, M||Tvrznikova, L||Uvarov, S||Verbus, JR||Webb, RC||White, JT||Whitis, TJ||Witherell, MS||Wolfs, FLH||Yazdani, K||Young, SK||Zhang, C

publication date

  • April 2016