Particle Dark Matter and DAMA/LIBRA

Bernabei, R.; Belli, P.; Cappella, F.; Cerulli, R.; Dai, C. J.; d'Angelo, A.; He, H. L.; Incicchitti, A.; Ma, X. H.; Montecchia, F.; Nozzoli, F.; Prosperi, D.; Sheng, X. D.; Wang, R. G.; Ye, Z. P.
March 2010
AIP Conference Proceedings;3/26/2010, Vol. 1223 Issue 1, p50
Academic Journal
The DAMA/LIBRA set-up (about 250 kg highly radiopure NaI(Tl) sensitive mass) is running at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the I.N.F.N.. The first DAMA/LIBRA results confirm the evidence for the presence of a Dark Matter particle component in the galactic halo, as pointed out by the former DAMA/NaI set-up; cumulatively the data support such evidence at 8.2 σ C.L. and satisfy all the many peculiarities of the Dark Matter annual modulation signature. The main aspects and prospects of this model independent experimental approach will be outlined.


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