, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 205-213,
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Date: 28 Nov 2007

Possible implications of the channeling effect in NaI(Tl) crystals


The channeling effect of low energy ions along the crystallographic axes and planes of NaI(Tl) crystals is discussed in the framework of corollary investigations on WIMP dark matter candidates. In fact, the modeling of this existing effect implies a more complex evaluation of the luminosity yield for low energy recoiling Na and I ions. In the present paper related phenomenological arguments are developed and possible implications are discussed at some extent.