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

Directional Dark Matter Detection with the DMTPC Experiment

19 Jul 2016, 15:40
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Drawing Room (First Floor); Chair: Daniel Santos; Session Manager: Andrew Scarff ()

Venue: Cutlers' Drawing Room (First Floor); Chair: Daniel Santos; Session Manager: Andrew Scarff

Speaker

Mrs. Gabriela Druitt (RHUL)

Description

Direction reconstruction provides a unique way to positively identify signal interactions induced by dark matter particles, thanks to the motion of the earth through the galactic dark matter halo. Directional information can additionally serve as a powerful discriminant against neutron (and neutrino-induced) backgrounds that have the same final-state signature as a signal interaction. The Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) uses gas-based TPC technology, with both optical and charge readout, to measure the directional anisotropy of nuclear recoils induced by particles traversing the detector volume. Here, we present preliminary results from the 1m3 DMTPC detector prototype, as well as background rejection and directional sensitivity studies.

Primary author

Mrs. Gabriela Druitt (RHUL)

Presentation Materials

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×