Light WIMP search in XMASS

K. Abe, K. Hieda, K. Hiraide, S. Hirano, Y. Kishimoto, K. Kobayashi, S. Moriyama, K. Nakagawa, M. Nakahata, H. Ogawa, N. Oka, H. Sekiya*, A. Shinozaki, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, O. Takachio, K. Ueshima, D. Umemoto, M. Yamashita, B. S. YangS. Tasaka, J. Liu, K. Martens, K. Hosokawa, K. Miuchi, A. Murata, Y. Onishi, Y. Otsuka, Y. Takeuchi, Y. H. Kim, K. B. Lee, M. K. Lee, J. S. Lee, Y. Fukuda, Y. Itow, K. Masuda, Y. Nishitani, H. Takiya, H. Uchida, N. Y. Kim, Y. D. Kim, F. Kusaba, D. Motoki, K. Nishijima, K. Fujii, I. Murayama, S. Nakamura

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A search for light dark matter using low-threshold data from the single phase liquid xenon scintillation detector XMASS, has been conducted. Using the entire 835 kg inner volume as target, the analysis threshold can be lowered to 0.3 keVee (electron-equivalent) to search for light dark matter. With low-threshold data corresponding to a 5591.4 kg day exposure of the detector and without discriminating between nuclear-recoil and electronic events, XMASS excludes part of the parameter space favored by other experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 12
Externally publishedYes


  • Dark matter
  • WIMP
  • Xenon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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