Apr 7 – 10, 2019
Imperial College London
Europe/London timezone

Hunt for Hidden Photons in the LZ Experiment

Apr 10, 2019, 11:30 AM
15m
Huxley 308 (Imperial College London)

Huxley 308

Imperial College London

Speaker

Athoy Nilima (University of Edinburgh)

Description

Motivated by possible theoretical extensions to the standard model, hidden photons (HP) are a suitable candidate for cold dark matter. Their possible masses cover a broad region, from 10-12 to 106 eV [1]. Large scale direct detection experiments such as LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ), built primarily to detect WIMPs, could also be sensitive to HP dark matter via the so called hidden photoelectric effect in the keV-MeV mass scale . This work presents the study of the HP sensitivity reach of the LZ experiment in the 10-40 keV mass range.

Reference :
[1] P.Arias, et al., JCAP06 (2012) 013, “WISPy cold dark matter”

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