Atomic Ionization by Dark Matter Particles

V. V. Flambaum, V. A. Dzuba, M. Pospelov, A. Derevianko, B. Roberts

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Using the relativistic Hartree-Fock approximation, we calculate the rates of atomic ionization by absorption of axions and other Dark matter candidates. We also calculate atomic ionization by scattering of heavy Dark matter particles on electrons. The results are used to interpret possible detection of Dark matter by DAMA collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 7 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, ICPEAC 2015 - Toledo, Spain
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 28 2015

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