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DaMaSCUS-CRUST: Dark Matter Simulation Code for Underground Scatterings - Crust Edition

Postby Ada Coda » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:19 pm

DaMaSCUS-CRUST: Dark Matter Simulation Code for Underground Scatterings - Crust Edition

Abstract: DaMaSCUS-CRUST determines the critical cross-section for strongly interacting DM for various direct detection experiments systematically and precisely using Monte Carlo simulations of DM trajectories inside the Earth's crust, atmosphere, or any kind of shielding. Above a critical dark matter-nucleus scattering cross section, any terrestrial direct detection experiment loses sensitivity to dark matter, since the Earth crust, atmosphere, and potential shielding layers start to block off the dark matter particles. This critical cross section is commonly determined by describing the average energy loss of the dark matter particles analytically. However, this treatment overestimates the stopping power of the Earth crust; therefore, the obtained bounds should be considered as conservative. DaMaSCUS-CRUST is a modified version of DaMaSCUS (ascl:1706.003) that accounts for shielding effects and returns a precise exclusion band.

Credit: Emken, Timon; Kouvaris, Chris

Site: https://github.com/temken/DaMaSCUS-CRUST
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018arXiv180204764E

Bibcode: 2018ascl.soft03001E

Preferred citation method: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018arXiv180204764E

ID: ascl:1803.001
Last edited by Ada Coda on Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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