Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Simon Knapen

Soft signals in dark matterdetection

Abstract: Light dark matter scattering in a crystal or fluid must recoil off a collective excitation (phonon) rather than off an individual nucleus. I will set up the appropriate lower energy effective theory and show how density functional theory (DFT) methods can be used to calculate the dark matter scattering rate.

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