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Nuclear Aspects of Dark Matter Searches

A plethora of disparate cosmological observations have established the existence of a non-baryonic component to matter, called dark matter. The origin and nature of this dark matter, which makes up 25.8 ± 0.4% of the energy composition of the Universe (Plank experiment, 2013), remains a mystery as there is no candidate in the Standard Model of particle physics that has the properties of being stable over the lifetime of the universe, void of net electroweak charges, and could explain the observed dark matter densities that are roughly five times that of baryonic matter. Continua a leggere Nuclear Aspects of Dark Matter Searches