Experimental Particle and Astro-Particle Physics Seminar

Cristina Botta (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))

Carbon nanostructures offer exciting new possibilities in the development of new particle detectors. Graphene is a 2-dimensional material, therefore a Dark Matter particle with mass between 1 MeV and 1 GeV can eject an electron from the carbon lattice directly into the vacuum. We will report on the development of two novel light dark matter detectors: the "G-FET', based on graphene nanoribbons and mainly developed at Princeton University within the framework of the PTOLEMY project; and the "dark-PMT", based on aligned carbon nanotubes and mainly developed at INFN Rome and Sapienza University, where a state-of-the art carbon nanotube growing facility was recently built and commissioned.

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Meeting ID: 912 1383 7955
Passcode: 069577

    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Carbon Nanostructures for Directional Light Dark Matter Detection 1h
      Speaker: Francesco Pandolfi (INFN Rome)