A1 Journal article (refereed)
First microscopic evaluation of spin-dependent WIMP-nucleus scattering off 183W (2021)

Pirinen, P., Kotila, J., & Suhonen, J. (2021). First microscopic evaluation of spin-dependent WIMP-nucleus scattering off 183W. Physics Letters B, 816, Article 136275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136275

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All authors or editors: Pirinen, P.; Kotila, J.; Suhonen, J.

Journal or series: Physics Letters B

ISSN: 0370-2693

eISSN: 1873-2445

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 816

Article number: 136275

Publisher: Elsevier BV

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136275

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75021


We perform the first consistent calculation of elastic-scattering and inelastic-scattering structure functions for spin-dependent WIMP-nucleus scattering for 183W in a microscopic nuclear-theory framework. The nuclear structure calculations are performed in the microscopic interacting boson-fermion model (IBFM-2). Our results show that while 183W is very insensitive to spin-dependent elastic scattering, the structure function for inelastic scattering is quite sizable at small momentum transfers. Moreover, to our knowledge 183W provides the first studied case where inelastic scattering can compete with elastic scattering as the primary detection signal.

Keywords: dark matter; scattering (physics); tungsten; particle physics; nuclear physics

Free keywords: dark matter; WIMP; direct detection; interacting boson-fermion model; nuclear structure; spin structure functions

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Reporting Year: 2021

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