Results of a directional dark matter search from the NEWAGE experiment

T. Ikeda, K. Miuchi, T. Hashimoto, H. Ishiura, T. Nakamura, T. Shimada, K. Nakamura

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In this study we present the results of a directional dark matter search from the NEWAGE experiment. A low-background gaseous detector, namely a low alpha-ray emitting μ-PIC (LAμ-PIC), was developed. The LAμ-PIC was installed in Kamioka Observatory and the NEWAGE-0.3" detector with a detection volume of 37 L was operated from June to November 2018. A total exposure of 1.1 kg•days was obtained and a reduction of background by 30 times comparing with a previous result was confirmed. The remaining backgrounds were studied using a Monte Carlo simulation. The main background in the energy region of 50 ≤ E ≤ 100 keV was found to be alpha-rays emitted from the surface of the LA μ -PIC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012042
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar 20
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2019 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2019 Sep 92019 Sep 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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