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E. Aprile, M. Alfonsi, K. Arisaka, F. Arneodo, C. Balan, L. Baudis, B. Bauermeister, A. Behrens, P. Beltrame, K. Bokeloh, E. Brown, G. Bruno, R. Budnik, J. M. R. Cardoso, W.-T. Chen1, B. Choi, D. Cline, A. P. Colijn, H. Contreras, Jean-Pierre Cussonneau1, M. P. Decowski, E. Duchovni, S. Fattori, A. D. Ferella, W. Fulgione, F. Gao, M. Garbini, C. Ghag, K. -L. Giboni, L. W. Goetzke, C. Grignon, E. Gross, W. Hampel, F. Kaether, A. Kish, J. Lamblin1, H. Landsman, R. F. Lang, M. Le Calloch1, C. Levy, K. E. Lim, Q. Lin, S. Lindemann, M. Lindner, J. A. M. Lopes, K. Lung, T. Marrodan Undagoitia, F. V. Massoli, A. J. Melgarejo Fernandez, Y. Meng, A. Molinario, E. Nativ, K. Ni, U. Oberlack, S. E. A. Orrigo, E. Pantic, R. Persiani, G. Plante, N. Priel, A. Rizzo, S. Rosendahl, J. M. F. dos Santos, G. Sartorelli, J. Schreiner, M. Schumann, L. Scotto Lavina1, P. R. Scovell, M. Selvi, P. Shagin, H. Simgen, A. Teymourian, D. Thers1, O. Vitells, H. Wang, M. Weber, C. Weinheimer
For the XENON100 collaboration(s)
(2012)

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.
1:  SUBATECH - Laboratoire SUBATECH Nantes
Physics/Astrophysics/Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysic

Sciences of the Universe/Astrophysics/Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysic

Physics/High Energy Physics - Experiment

Physics/High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
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