The case for a directional dark matter detector and the status of current experimental efforts

S. Ahlen, N. Afshordi, J. B.R. Battat, J. Billard, N. Bozorgnia, S. Burgos, T. Caldwell, J. M. Carmona, S. Cebrian, P. Colas, T. Dafni, E. Daw, D. Dujmic, A. Dushkin, W. Fedus, E. Ferrer, D. Finkbeiner, P. H. Fisher, J. Forbes, T. FusayasuJ. Galan, T. Gamble, C. Ghag, I. Giomataris, M. Gold, H. Gomez, M. E. Gomez, P. Gondolo, A. Green, C. Grignon, O. Guillaudin, C. Hagemann, K. Hattori, S. Henderson, N. Higashi, C. Ida, F. J. Iguaz, A. Inglis, I. G. Irastorza, S. Iwaki, A. Kaboth, S. Kabuki, J. Kadyk, N. Kallivayalil, H. Kubo, S. Kurosawa, V. A. Kudryavtsev, T. Lamy, R. Lanza, T. B. Lawson, A. Lee, E. R. Lee, T. Lin, D. Loomba, J. Lopez, G. Luzon, T. Manobu, J. Martoff, F. Mayet, B. McCluskey, E. Miller, K. Miuchi, J. Monroe, B. Morgan, D. Muna, A. St J. Murphy, T. Naka, K. Nakamura, M. Nakamura, T. Nakano, G. G. Nicklin, H. Nishimura, K. Niwa, S. M. Paling, J. Parker, A. Petkov, M. Pipe, K. Pushkin, M. Robinson, A. Rodriguez, J. Rodriguez-Quintero, T. Sahin, R. Sanderson, N. Sanghi, D. Santos, O. Sato, T. Sawano, G. Sciolla, H. Sekiya, T. R. Slatyer, D. P. Snowden-Ifft, N. J.C. Spooner, A. Sugiyama, A. Takada, M. Takahashi, A. Takeda, T. Tanimori, K. Taniue, A. Tomas, H. Tomita, K. Tsuchiya, J. Turk, E. Tziaferi, K. Ueno, S. Vahsen, R. Vanderspek, J. Vergados, J. A. Villar, H. Wellenstein, I. Wolfe, R. K. Yamamoto, H. Yegoryan

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Abstract

We present the case for a dark matter detector with directional sensitivity. This document was developed at the 2009 CYGNUS workshop on directional dark matter detection, and contains contributions from theorists and experimental groups in the field. We describe the need for a dark matter detector with directional sensitivity; each directional dark matter experiment presents their project's status; and we close with a feasibility study for scaling up to a one ton directional detector, which would cost around $150M.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-51
Number of pages51
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 10
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dark matter
  • Directional detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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