Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Halo uncertainties in electron recoil events at direct detection experiments
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 721302, Kharagpur, India
2 Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 721302, Kharagpur, India
Accepted: 7 October 2021
Published online: 14 November 2021
The dark matter direct detection rates are highly correlated with the phase space distribution of dark matter particles in our galactic neighbourhood. In this paper we make a systematic study of the impact of astrophysical uncertainties on electron recoil events at the direct detection experiments with Xenon and semiconductor detectors. We find that within the standard halo model there can be up to deviation from the fiducial choice in the exclusion bounds from these observational uncertainties. For non-standard halo models we report a similar deviation from the fiducial standard halo model when fitted with recent cosmological N-body simulations while even larger deviations are obtained in case of the observational uncertainties.
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