Status of the DMTPC Experiment

8 Jun 2011, 11:00


Prof. Jocelyn Monroe (MIT)


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. This talk will review the experimental technique, and recent surface and underground results from the 10L DMTPC detector.

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Prof. Jocelyn Monroe (MIT)

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