Advances in High Energy Physics

Direct Dark Matter Search


Publishing date
25 Jul 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Mar 2014

1IPHC, CNRS/IN2P3, 67037 Strasbourg, France

2APC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/IRFU, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne, Paris Cité, 75205 Paris, France

3Columbia University, Physics Department, Astrophysics Laboratory, 550 W 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA

4INFN Sezione di Pavia, Via Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy

5INFN, Padova, Italy


Direct Dark Matter Search

Description

About 80 years elapsed from the first postulation by Zwicky of the existence of dark matter, and although simple indirect observations demonstrated its existence, its nature is still nowadays an urgent open question for astrophysicist and cosmologists. Promising candidates to solve the dark matter problem are the Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), which are expected to scatter off ordinary nuclei at very low rates (~1/ton/year for 10−47 cm2), yielding very low energy depositions (<100 keV). Therefore, even if dark matter constitutes about 25% of the total energy of the universe, its direct detection is extremely challenging.

In the near future, the Large Hadron Collider may have the chance to produce WIMPs in the laboratory. Besides, WIMPs of the galactic halo can be already directly detected by presently running experiments, relying on different technologies, like scintillating crystals, low temperature detectors, and noble liquids.

The current status of art presents tensions among limits and results from different measurements. The next generation of experiments, thanks to the higher sensitivities and the technological improvements, will hopefully unravel the puzzle.

We invite authors to submit original research papers as well as review papers that deal with the direct detection of cold dark matter. We are particularly interested in papers that discuss the different technologies used nowadays, as well as the possible outreach of the present/next generation of experiments, and their scientific impact. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Review of the present/next generation of experiments
  • Overview of the direct dark matter search results

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ahep/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ahep/dms/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 967697
  • - Editorial

Direct Dark Matter Search

Anselmo Meregaglia | Davide Franco | ... | Francesco Pietropaolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 541362
  • - Research Article

The DarkSide Multiton Detector for the Direct Dark Matter Search

C. E. Aalseth | P. Agnes | ... | G. Zuzel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 878203
  • - Review Article

Astronomical Signatures of Dark Matter

Paul Gorenstein | Wallace Tucker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 605659
  • - Research Article

The Annual Modulation Signature for Dark Matter: DAMA/LIBRA-Phase1 Results and Perspectives

Rita Bernabei | Pierluigi Belli | ... | Zi-Piao Ye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 387493
  • - Review Article

Searches for Dark Matter with Superheated Liquid Techniques

A. Pullia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 205107
  • - Review Article

The WArP Experiment: A Double-Phase Argon Detector for Dark Matter Searches

Andrea Zani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 681312
  • - Review Article

New Directions in Direct Dark Matter Searches

Paolo Panci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 604914
  • - Review Article

Halo-Independent Comparison of Direct Dark Matter Detection Data

Eugenio Del Nobile
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