EAS Publications Series
Volume 53, 2012CYGNUS 2011: Third International Conference on Directional Detection of Dark Matter
|Page(s)||147 - 154|
|Published online||15 February 2012|
F. Mayet and D. Santos (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 53 (2012) 147-154
Status of R&D on Micromegas for Rare Event Searches : The T-REX project
Grupo de Física Nuclear y Astropartículas, University of
2 Institute of Nuclear Physics, NCSR Demokritos, Athens, Greece
3 IRFU, Centre d’Études de Saclay, CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
4 University of Patras, Patras, Greece
5 CERN, European Organization for Particle Physics and Nuclear Research, Switzerland
6 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
7 Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
8 Doğuş University, Istanbul, Turkey
The T-REX project aims at developing novel readout techniques for Time Projection Chambers in experiments searching for rare events. The enhanced performance of the latest Micromegas readouts in issues like energy resolution, gain stability, homogeneity, material budget, combined with low background techniques, is opening new windows of opportunity for their application in this field. Here we review the latest results regarding the use and prospects of Micromegas readouts in axion physics (CAST and the future helioscope), as well as the R&D carried out within NEXT, to search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay.
© EAS, EDP Sciences 2012
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