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Direction-sensitive Dark Matter Search –NEWAGE–

  • E. Pécontal, T. Buchert, Ph. Di Stefano, Y. Copin, K. Miuchi, H. Nishimura, K. Hattori, C. Ida, S. Iwaki, S. Kabuki, H. Kubo, S. Kurosawa, A. Takada, T. Tanimori and K. Ueno...


Directional information should play a significant role for a firm detection of the galactic dark matter. We developed a prototype three-dimensional gaseous tracking device for a direction-sensitive dark matter direct detection. We investigated the performance of the prototype detector and demonstrated a direction-sensitive dark matter search experiment in a surface laboratory. We set the first limit on the spin-dependent WIMP (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles)-proton cross s ection by a direction-sensitive method.


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