We report the first experimental results on spin-dependent elastic weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) nucleon scattering from the XENON1T dark matter search experiment. The analysis uses the full ton year exposure of XENON1T to constrain the spin-dependent proton-only and neutron-only cases. No significant signal excess is observed, and a profile likelihood ratio analysis is used to set exclusion limits on the WIMP-nucleon interactions. This includes the most stringent constraint to date on the WIMP-neutron cross section, with a minimum of 6.3×10-42 cm2 at 30 GeV/c2 and 90% confidence level. The results are compared with those from collider searches and used to exclude new parameter space in an isoscalar theory with an axial-vector mediator.

Constraining the spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross sections with XENON1T

Agostini F.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Di Gangi P.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Sartorelli G.
Funding Acquisition
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2019

Abstract

We report the first experimental results on spin-dependent elastic weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) nucleon scattering from the XENON1T dark matter search experiment. The analysis uses the full ton year exposure of XENON1T to constrain the spin-dependent proton-only and neutron-only cases. No significant signal excess is observed, and a profile likelihood ratio analysis is used to set exclusion limits on the WIMP-nucleon interactions. This includes the most stringent constraint to date on the WIMP-neutron cross section, with a minimum of 6.3×10-42 cm2 at 30 GeV/c2 and 90% confidence level. The results are compared with those from collider searches and used to exclude new parameter space in an isoscalar theory with an axial-vector mediator.
Aprile E.; Aalbers J.; Agostini F.; Alfonsi M.; Althueser L.; Amaro F.D.; Anthony M.; Antochi V.C.; Arneodo F.; Baudis L.; Bauermeister B.; Benabderrahmane M.L.; Berger T.; Breur P.A.; Brown A.; Brown A.; Brown E.; Bruenner S.; Bruno G.; Budnik R.; Capelli C.; Cardoso J.M.R.; Cichon D.; Coderre D.; Colijn A.P.; Conrad J.; Cussonneau J.P.; Decowski M.P.; De Perio P.; Di Gangi P.; Di Giovanni A.; Diglio S.; Elykov A.; Eurin G.; Fei J.; Ferella A.D.; Fieguth A.; Fulgione W.; Gallo Rosso A.; Galloway M.; Gao F.; Garbini M.; Grandi L.; Greene Z.; Hasterok C.; Hogenbirk E.; Howlett J.; Iacovacci M.; Itay R.; Joerg F.; Kazama S.; Kish A.; Koltman G.; Kopec A.; Landsman H.; Lang R.F.; Levinson L.; Lin Q.; Lindemann S.; Lindner M.; Lombardi F.; Lopes J.A.M.; Lopez Fune E.; Macolino C.; Mahlstedt J.; Manfredini A.; Marignetti F.; Marrodan Undagoitia T.; Masbou J.; Masson D.; Mastroianni S.; Messina M.; Micheneau K.; Miller K.; Molinario A.; Mora K.; Mosbacher Y.; Murra M.; Naganoma J.; Ni K.; Oberlack U.; Odgers K.; Pelssers B.; Piastra F.; Pienaar J.; Pizzella V.; Plante G.; Podviianiuk R.; Priel N.; Qiu H.; Ramirez Garcia D.; Reichard S.; Riedel B.; Rizzo A.; Rocchetti A.; Rupp N.; Dos Santos J.M.F.; Sartorelli G.; Sarcevic N.; Scheibelhut M.; Schindler S.; Schreiner J.; Schulte D.; Schumann M.; Scotto Lavina L.; Selvi M.; Shagin P.; Shockley E.; Silva M.; Simgen H.; Therreau C.; Thers D.; Toschi F.; Trinchero G.; Tunnell C.; Upole N.; Vargas M.; Wack O.; Wang H.; Wang Z.; Wei Y.; Weinheimer C.; Wenz D.; Wittweg C.; Wulf J.; Xu Z.; Ye J.; Zhang Y.; Zhu T.; Zopounidis J.P.
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