Results on Dark Matter particle investigations by DAMA/NaI
1996 - Quenching factors and results for the WIMP class of DM candidate particles by
applying the pulse shape discrimination.
1999 - Investigation on possible diurnal effects in an exposure of 14962 kg x day.
Sept. 1997 presentation at Taup97 of a first positive model independent
evidence of the presence of Dark Matter particles in the galactic halo and publication
1998 , confirmations with
increased exposures in 1999 and 2000,
further confirmations in the following
years and conclusive confirmation with 6.3 σ C.L.
in 2003 at the end of
experiment occurred in July 2002.
since 1997 and still in progress -
Various corollary investigations has been exploited in order to
give inforamtion about the nature of the Dark Matter particle.
Different kinds of candidate has been considered in a large number
- but still a few with the respect to the possible -
of atrophysical (i.e. halo models, its features, etc.), nuclear and particle physics