Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

Dark Matter Searches with Germanium Detectors with sub-keV Sensitivities

Jul 30, 2010, 11:15 AM
20m
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Talk Dark Matter Direct Searches Parallel session : Direct Searches 4

Speaker

Dr Shin-Ted Lin (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)

Description

Experiments with sub-keV sensitivities open a window to search for WIMPs at the mass range of less than 10 GeV and for axions through resonant absorption. We will present data taken with a 500-g Point Contact Germanium detector at the Kuo-Sheng Neutrino Laboratory in 2009-2010, which improve over previous sensitivities [1]. A dedicated experiment is now under preparation at the new China Jin-Ping Underground Laboratory which has over 2500 m of rock overburden and has drive-in access [2]. Data taking is scheduled by Fall 2010. The status of construction of the laboratory and the experiment will be presented. Future plans will be discussed. Reference: 1. S.T. Lin et al., Phys. Rev. D , 061101 (R) (2009). 2. D. Normile, Science 324, 1246 (2009).

Primary author

Dr Shin-Ted Lin (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica)

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