EAS Publications Series
Volume 53, 2012CYGNUS 2011: Third International Conference on Directional Detection of Dark Matter
|Page(s)||19 - 24|
|Published online||15 February 2012|
F. Mayet and D. Santos (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 53 (2012) 19-24
Status and Prospects of the DMTPC Directional Dark Matter Experiment
1 Department of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
The DMTPC directional dark matter detection experiment is a low-pressure CF4 gas time projection chamber, instrumented with charge and scintillation photon readout. This detector design strategy emphasizes reconstruction of WIMP-induced nuclear recoil tracks, in order to determine the direction of incident dark matter particles. Directional detection has the potential to make the definitive observation of dark matter using the unique angular signature of the dark matter wind, which is distinct from all known backgrounds. This talk will briefly review the experimental technique and current status of DMTPC.
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