A direction-sensitive dark matter search experiment (NEWAGE)

Hironobu Nishimura, Kaori Hattori, Chihiro Ida, Satoru Iwaki, Shigeto Kabuki, Hidetoshi Kubo, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Kentaro Miuchi, Atsushi Takada, Michiaki Takahashi, Toru Tanimori, Kazuki Ueno

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Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are very plausible candidates of dark matter. We developed a three-dimensional gaseous tracking device, and performed a direction-sensitive dark matter search in a surface laboratory. By using 150 torr carbon-tetrafluoride (CF4gas), we obtained a sky map drawn with the recoil directions of the carbon and fluorin e nuclei, and set the first limit on the spin-dependent WIMP (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles)-proton cross section by a direction-sensitive method. In this paper, we describe the detector performance and report on the direction-sensitive WIMP-search experiment in a surface laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIdentification of Dark Matter 2008, IDM 2008 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2008 Aug 182008 Aug 22

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