Comment on "On the subtleties of searching for dark matter with liquid xenon detectors"

Abstract : In a recent manuscript (arXiv:1208.5046) Peter Sorensen claims that XENON100's upper limits on spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross sections for WIMP masses below 10 GeV "may be understated by one order of magnitude or more". Having performed a similar, though more detailed analysis prior to the submission of our new result (arXiv:1207.5988), we do not confirm these findings. We point out the rationale for not considering the described effect in our final analysis and list several potential problems with his study.


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Submitted on : Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:00:28 PM
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E. Aprile, M. Alfonsi, K. Arisaka, F. Arneodo, C. Balan, et al.. Comment on "On the subtleties of searching for dark matter with liquid xenon detectors". SUBATECH-Xenon. 3 pages, no figures. 2012. <in2p3-00730925>

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