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First search for dark matter annihilations in the Earth with the IceCube detector

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We present the results of the first IceCube search for dark matter annihilation in the center of the Earth. Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), candidates for dark matter, can scatter off nuclei inside the Earth and fall below its escape velocity. Over time the captured WIMPs will be accumulated and may eventually self-annihilate. Among the annihilation products only neutrinos can escape from the center of the Earth. Large-scale neutrino telescopes, such as the cubic kilometer IceCu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4582-y

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IceCube Collaboration More by this author
Aartsen, MG More by this author
Abraham, K More by this author
Ackermann, M More by this author
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
Journal:
European Physical Journal C Journal website
Volume:
2017
Issue:
77
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Article: 82
Publication date:
2017-02-05
Acceptance date:
2016-12-16
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EISSN:
1434-6052
ISSN:
1434-6044
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pubs:681780
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uri:4521a3f3-308d-42e6-bd92-07b3dd5e0a1a
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uuid:4521a3f3-308d-42e6-bd92-07b3dd5e0a1a
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pubs:681780

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