5.3 WIMP signatures

A crucial quality of instruments and techniques is their ability to look for the signatures expected from WIMP scattering interactions. There are, in fact, a number of specific characteristics to be looked for, including:

In the next section the various techniques on offer will be reviewed in order of increasing complexity in their ability to exploit specific WIMP signatures.

From the above dicussion it can be seen that an ideal detector would have:

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