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The Directional Dark Matter Detector (D3)

  • F. Mayet, D. Santos, S.E. Vahsen (a1), H. Feng (a1), M. Garcia-Sciveres (a2), I. Jaegle (a1), J. Kadyk (a2), Y. Nguyen (a2), M. Rosen (a1), S. Ross (a1), T. Thorpe (a1) and J. Yamaoka (a1)...

Abstract

Gas-filled Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) with Gas Electron Multipliers (GEMs) and pixels appear suitable for direction-sensitive WIMP dark matter searches. We present the background and motivation for our work on this technology, past and ongoing prototype work, and a development path towards an affordable, 1-m3-scale directional dark matter detector, D3. Such a detector may be particularly suitable for low-mass WIMP searches, and perhaps sufficiently sensitive to clearly determine whether the signals seen by DAMA, CoGeNT, and CRESST-II are due to low-mass WIMPs or background.

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The Directional Dark Matter Detector (D3)

  • F. Mayet, D. Santos, S.E. Vahsen (a1), H. Feng (a1), M. Garcia-Sciveres (a2), I. Jaegle (a1), J. Kadyk (a2), Y. Nguyen (a2), M. Rosen (a1), S. Ross (a1), T. Thorpe (a1) and J. Yamaoka (a1)...

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