The channeling of the recoiling nucleus in crystalline detectors after a WIMP collision would produce a larger scintillation or ionization signal in direct detection experiments than otherwise expected. I present estimates of the importance of this effect for the total direct detection rate and the daily modulation of the signal using analytic models produced in the 1960's and 70's to describe the effects of channeling and blocking in crystals.
Journal of Physics Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- January 2010
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- Talk given at the TAUP 2009 conference, Rome, Italy, July 1-5 2009. 3 pages, 4 figures. jpconf.cls and jpconf11.clo files need to typeset the tex file