Direct Dark Matter search with XENON100
Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
a e-mail: Sonja.Orrigo@ific.uv.es
b Present address: IFIC, CSIC-Universidad de Valencia, 46071 Valencia, Spain
Published online: 6 July 2016
The XENON100 experiment is the second phase of the XENON program for the direct detection of the dark matter in the universe. The XENON100 detector is a two-phase Time Projection Chamber filled with 161 kg of ultra pure liquid xenon. The results from 224.6 live days of dark matter search with XENON100 are presented. No evidence for dark matter in the form of WIMPs is found, excluding spin-independent WIMP-nucleon scattering cross sections above 2 × 10−45 cm2 for a 55 GeV/c2 WIMP at 90% confidence level (C.L.). The most stringent limit is established on the spin-dependent WIMP-neutron interaction for WIMP masses above 6 GeV/c2, with a minimum cross section of 3.5 × 10−40 cm2 (90% C.L.) for a 45 GeV/c2 WIMP. The same dataset is used to search for axions and axion-like-particles. The best limits to date are set on the axion-electron coupling constant for solar axions, gAe < 7.7 × 10−12 (90% C.L.), and for axion-like-particles, gAe < 1 × 10−12 (90% C.L.) for masses between 5 and 10 keV/c2.
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