Anne M. Green firstname.lastname@example.org
Astrophysical uncertainties on the local dark matter distribution and direct detection experiments
Green, Anne M.
The differential event rate in weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) direct detection experiments depends on the local dark matter density and velocity distribution. Accurate modelling of the local dark matter distribution is therefore required to obtain reliable constraints on the WIMP particle physics properties. Data analyses typically use a simple standard halo model which might not be a good approximation to the real Milky Way (MW) halo. We review observational determinations of the local dark matter density, circular speed and escape speed and also studies of the local dark matter distribution in simulated MW-like galaxies. We discuss the effects of the uncertainties in these quantities on the energy spectrum and its time and direction dependence. Finally, we conclude with an overview of various methods for handling these astrophysical uncertainties.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jun 26, 2017|
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Green, A. M. (2017). Astrophysical uncertainties on the local dark matter distribution and direct detection experiments. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 44(8), doi:10.1088/1361-6471/aa7819|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
|Additional Information||This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics. Anne M Green 2017 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 44 084001 The publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at http://iopscience.iop.o...8/1361-6471/aa7819/meta|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
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