Likelihood Approach to the First Dark Matter Results from XENON100

We have improved the approach to the search for dark matter in direct search experiments using a profile likelihood approach that allows a natural transition from a limit to a discovery:

E. Aprile et al. (XENON100), Likelihood Approach to the First Dark Matter Results from XENON100, arXiv:1103.0303. The paper is also published in Physical Review D84 (2011), 052003.