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dc.contributor.authorBattat, James
dc.contributor.authorAhlen, S.
dc.contributor.authorCaldwell, T.
dc.contributor.authorDujmic, Denis
dc.contributor.authorDushkin, A.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Peter H.
dc.contributor.authorGolub, F.
dc.contributor.authorGoyal, S.
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Shawn Wesley
dc.contributor.authorInglis, A.
dc.contributor.authorLanza, Richard C.
dc.contributor.authorLopez, Jeremy Paul
dc.contributor.authorKaboth, Asher Cunningham
dc.contributor.authorKohse, Gordon E.
dc.contributor.authorMonroe, Jocelyn
dc.contributor.authorSciolla, Gabriella
dc.contributor.authorSkvorodnev, B. N.
dc.contributor.authorTomita, H.
dc.contributor.authorVanderspek, Roland K.
dc.contributor.authorWellenstein, H.
dc.contributor.authorYamamoto, Richard K.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-09T15:04:01Z
dc.date.available2011-06-09T15:04:01Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.issn0094-243X
dc.identifier.issn1551-7616
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/63602
dc.description.abstractBy correlating nuclear recoil directions with the Earth's direction of motion through the Galaxy, a directional dark matter detector can unambiguously detect Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), even in the presence of backgrounds. Here, we describe the Dark Matter Time-Projection Chamber (DMTPC) detector, a TPC filled with CF4 gas at low pressure (0.1 atm). Using this detector, we have measured the vector direction (head-tail) of nuclear recoils down to energies of 100 keV with an angular resolution of <=15°. To study our detector backgrounds, we have operated in a basement laboratory on the MIT campus for several months. We are currently building a new, high-radiopurity detector for deployment underground at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility in New Mexico. ©2009 American Institute of Physicsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Dept. of Energy (Advanced Detector Research Program)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipReed Award Programen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFerry Funden_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Pappalardo Fellowshipen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researchen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physicsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3293799en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.sourceProf. Monroe via Mat Willmotten_US
dc.titleDMTPC: A dark matter detector with directional sensitivityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationBattat, J. B. R. et al. “DMTPC: A Dark Matter Detector with Directional Sensitivity.” Ed. Marvin L. Marshak. AIP Conference Proceedings 1182.1 (2009) : 276-279.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researchen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Nuclear Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.approverMonroe, Jocelyn
dc.contributor.mitauthorBattat, James
dc.contributor.mitauthorCaldwell, T.
dc.contributor.mitauthorDujmic, Denis
dc.contributor.mitauthorFisher, Peter H.
dc.contributor.mitauthorHenderson, Shawn Wesley
dc.contributor.mitauthorLanza, Richard C.
dc.contributor.mitauthorLopez, Jeremy Paul
dc.contributor.mitauthorKaboth, Asher Cunningham
dc.contributor.mitauthorKohse, Gordon E.
dc.contributor.mitauthorMonroe, Jocelyn
dc.contributor.mitauthorSciolla, Gabriella
dc.contributor.mitauthorVanderspek, Roland K.
dc.contributor.mitauthorYamamoto, Richard K.
dc.relation.journalAIP Conference Proceedings; v. 1182en_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsBattat, J. B. R.; Allien, S.; Caldwell, T.; Dujmic, D.; Dushkin, A.; Fisher, P.; Golub, F.; Goyal, S.; Henderson, S.; Inglis, A.; Lanza, R.; Lopez, J.; Kaboth, A.; Kohse, G.; Monroe, J.; Sciolla, G.; Skvorodnev, B. N.; Tomita, H.; Vanderspek, R.; Wellenstein, H.; Yamamoto, R.; Marshak, Marvin L.en
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3226-787X
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4003-6089
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8667-5660
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mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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