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Search for dark matter in the hidden-photon sector with a large spherical mirror

Jul 31, 2015, 2:15 PM
Yangtze 2 (World Forum)

Yangtze 2

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution DM-IN Parallel DM 02


Dr Darko Veberic (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))


In case dark matter consists of hidden-sector photons which kinetically mix with regular photons, a tiny oscillating electric-field component is present wherever we have dark matter. In the surface of conducting materials this induces a small amount of radiation being emitted almost perpendicular to the surface, with the corresponding photon frequency approximately matching the mass of the hidden photons. We report on a construction of an experimental setup with a large 15 m$^2$ spherical metallic mirror that will allow for searches of hidden-photon dark matter in the eV and sub-eV range by application of different electromagnetic radiation detectors. We discuss sensitivity and accessible regions in the dark matter parameter space.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 284
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Primary author

Dr Darko Veberic (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))


Axel Lindner (DESY) Dr Babette Doebrich (DESY Hamburg) Mr Christoph Schaefer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Mr Dominik Haunss (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Hermann-Josef Mathes (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Dr Javier Redondo (DFT University of Zaragoza) Dr Joerg Jaeckel (ITP Heidelberg) Dr Kai Daumiller (IKP, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Dr Marek Kowalski (DESY Hamburg) Markus Roth (KIT) Dr Ralf Matthias Ulrich (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Ralph Richard Engel (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))

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