Limits on dark matter WIMPs using upward-going muons in the MACRO detector

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We perform an indirect search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) using the MACRO detector to look for neutrino-induced upward-going muons resulting from the annihilation of WIMPs trapped in the Sun and Earth. The search is conducted in various angular cones centered on the Sun and Earth to accommodate a range of WIMP masses. No significant excess over the background from atmospheric neutrinos is seen. We set experimental flux limits on the upward-going muon fluxes from the Sun and the Earth. These limits are used to constrain neutralino particle parameters from supersymmetric theory, including those suggested by recent results from DAMA-NaI. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

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  • Ambrosio, M; Antolini, R; Aramo, C; Auriemma, G; Baldini, A; Barbarino, GC; Barish, BC; Battistoni, G; Bellotti, R; Bemporad, C; Bernardini, E; Bernardini, P; Bilokon, H; Bisi, V; Bloise, C; Bower, C; Bussino, S; Cafagna, F; Calicchio, M; Campana, D; Carboni, M; Castellano, M; Cecchini, S; Cei, F; Chiarella, V; Choudhary, BC; Coutu, S; De Benedictis, L; De Cataldo, G; Dekhissi, H; De Marzo, C; De Mitri, I; Derkaoui, J; De Vincenzi, M; Di Credico, A; Diehl, E; Erriquez, O; Favuzzi, C; Forti, C; Fusco, P; Giacomelli, G; Giannini, G; Giglietto, N; Giorgini, M; Grassi, M; Gray, L; Grillo, A; Guarino, F; Guarnaccia, P; Gustavino, C; Habig, A; Hanson, K; Heinz, R; Huang, Y; Iarocci, E; Katsavounidis, E; Katsavounidis, I; Kearns, E; Kim, H; Kyriazopoulou, S; Lamanna, E; Lane, C; Lari, T; Levin, DS; Lipari, P; Longley, NP; Longo, MJ; Maaroufi, F; Mancarella, G; Mandrioli, G; Manzoor, S; Margiotta Neri, A; Marini, A; Martello, D; Marzari-Chiesa, A; Mazziotta, MN; Mazzotta, C; Michael, DG; Mikheyev, S; Miller, L; Monacelli, P; Montaruli, T; Monteno, M; Mufson, S; Musser, J; Nicoló, D; Orth, C; Osteria, G; Ouchrif, M; Palamara, O; Patera, V; Patrizii, L; Pazzi, R; Peck, CW; Petrera, S; Pistilli, P; Popa, V; Rainò, A; Rastelli, A; Reynoldson, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

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Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 8

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.60.082002

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  • Scopus