Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Low Mass WIMP Directional Detection

Jun 27, 2014, 6:10 PM
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Dark Matter Direct Detection Dark Matter: Direct Detection


Mr Nguyen Phan (University of New Mexico)


Can directional detection provide any input to the low mass WIMP region? We will show results from measurements of low energy recoils using a low pressure optical TPC which demonstrates the capabilities of a realistic directional detector. Results from those measurements are extrapolated to find the detector characteristics most suitable for low mass WIMP searches. Finally, some preliminary directional measurements of low energy nuclear recoils in the pressure regime required for those searches will be presented.

Primary author

Mr Nguyen Phan (University of New Mexico)


Prof. Dinesh Loomba (University of New Mexico) Mr Eric Lee (University of New Mexico) Mr Eric Miller (University of New Mexico) Prof. John Matthews (University of New Mexico) Prof. Michael Gold (University of New Mexico) Mr Randy Lafler (University of New Mexico) Dr Robert Lauer (University of New Mexico)

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