Investigating the DAMA annual modulation data in the framework of inelastic dark matter
Dip. di Fisica, Universita' di Roma ``Tor Vergata'' and INFN, sez. Roma2, 00133
2 Dip. di Fisica, Universita' di Roma ``La Sapienza'' and INFN, sez. Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy
3 IHEP, Chinese Academy, P.O. Box 918/3, Beijing 100039, P.R. China
Revised: 16 November 2001
Published online: 20 December 2001
In this paper, the model independent annual modulation effect observed by DAMA during four independent experiments of one annual cycle each (57986 kg × day total statistics) is analysed in terms of a particle dark matter candidate which can only inelastically scatter by making a transition to a slightly heavier state, as previously suggested in the literature.
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