EAS Publications Series
Volume 53, 2012CYGNUS 2011: Third International Conference on Directional Detection of Dark Matter
|Page(s)||43 - 50|
|Published online||15 February 2012|
F. Mayet and D. Santos (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 53 (2012) 43-50
The Directional Dark Matter Detector (D3)
University of Hawaii, 2505 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI
2 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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.
© EAS, EDP Sciences 2012
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