Non-standard interactions of solar neutrinos in dark matter experiments Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017 The Authors We show that non-standard neutrino interactions (NSI) can be probed in future direct dark matter detection experiments through both elastic neutrino-electron scattering and coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering. We show NSI can increase the event rate due to solar neutrinos, with a sharp increase for lower nuclear recoil energy thresholds. We also identify an interference range of NSI parameters for which the rate is reduced by approximately 40%. Finally, we show that the “dark side” solution for the solar neutrino mixing angle may be discovered at forthcoming experiments.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters B

altmetric score

  • 2.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, B., Liao, S., Strigari, L. E., & Walker, J. W

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Dutta, Bhaskar||Liao, Shu||Strigari, Louis E||Walker, Joel W

publication date

  • October 2017