Purdue Particle Physics: A detector shines in the search for dark matter

A detector shines in the search for dark matter

08-21-2015

Author(s):Elizabeth K. Gardner

Results of the XENON100 experiment are a bright spot in the search for dark matter.

The team of international scientists involved in the project demonstrated the sensitivity of their detector and recorded results that challenge several dark matter models and a longstanding claim of dark matter detection. Papers detailing the results will be published in upcoming issues of the journals Science and Physical Review Letters.

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