17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

Commissioning of the Generation-2 Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) with near quantum noise limited amplifiers

21 Jul 2016, 15:20
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Igor Irastorza; Session Manager: Jost Migenda ()

Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Igor Irastorza; Session Manager: Jost Migenda

Speaker

Dr. Rakshya Khatiwada (University of Washington)

Description

University of Washington, ADMX uses the most sensitive microwave receiver in the world to look for QCD Axions that convert into microwave photons in the presence of a strong magnetic field. Axion is also a compelling cold dark matter candidate. ADMX is starting its Generation-2 run in the summer of 2016 with upgrades including a dilution refrigerator and tunable quantum noise limited amplifiers. These upgrades aim to increase the sensitivity of the experiment while decreasing the thermal noise of the system by cooling it up to sub-K temperatures. This talk will give an overview of the commissioning status of ADMX and what it hopes to achieve in terms of sensitivity with these newly added components.

Primary author

Dr. Rakshya Khatiwada (University of Washington)

Co-author

Dr. Ana Malagon (University of Washington)

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