We compare two different formalisms for modeling the energy deposition of macroscopically sized/massive quark nuggets (also known as macros) in the Earth’s atmosphere. We show that for a reference mass of 1 g, there is a discrepancy in the macro luminosity of about 14 orders of magnitude between the predictions of the two formalisms. Armed with our finding we estimate the sensitivity for macro detection at space-based (Mini-EUSO and POEMMA) and suborbital (EUSO-SPB2) experiments.

Prospects for macroscopic dark matter detection at space-based and suborbital experiments

Bertaina M. E.;Shinozaki K.;
2021

Abstract

We compare two different formalisms for modeling the energy deposition of macroscopically sized/massive quark nuggets (also known as macros) in the Earth’s atmosphere. We show that for a reference mass of 1 g, there is a discrepancy in the macro luminosity of about 14 orders of magnitude between the predictions of the two formalisms. Armed with our finding we estimate the sensitivity for macro detection at space-based (Mini-EUSO and POEMMA) and suborbital (EUSO-SPB2) experiments.
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Anchordoqui L.A.; Bertaina M.E.; Casolino M.; Eser J.; Krizmanic J.F.; Olinto A.V.; Otte A.N.; Paul T.C.; Piotrowski L.W.; Reno M.H.; Sarazin F.; Shinozaki K.; Soriano J.F.; Venters T.M.; Wiencke L.
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