Discussions on the puzzles of the dark matter search

G. Bregar, J. Filippini, M. Khlopov, N. S. Mankoč Borštnik, A. Mayorov, E. Soldatov

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The possibility that the two experiments: DAMA/NaI-LIBRA [1] and CDMS [2] measure the fifth family baryons predicted by the approach unifying spin and charges, proposed by N.S. Mankoč Borštnik, is discussed from the point of view of the measurements of the DAMA/NaI-LIBRA [1] and CDMS [2] experiments. While the DAMA/NaILIBRA experiment very clearly sees not only the signal but also the annual modulation of the signal, CDMS sees no signal. N. Mankǒc Bořstnik and G. Bregar, by estimating what is happening when the fifth family neutron hits the first family nucleon, predict that CDMS will in the near future see the fifth family baryons, if the fifth family baryons are what DAMA/NaI-LIBRA measures. M.Khlopov, A.Mayorov and E.Soldatov are proposing alternative scenario, which is applicable for the fifth family clusters and formulates the conditions, under which the results of both experiments can be explained. In these discussions J. Filippini from CDMS collaboration helped a lot to clarify what is happening in the measuring procedure of both experiments, if they do measure a heavy family cluster with small enough scattering cross section on ordinary nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalBlejske Delavnice iz Fizike - Bled Workshops in Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Workshop on What Comes Beyond the Standard Models - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: Jul 15 2008Jul 25 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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