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A model of the directional sensitivity of low-pressure CF₄ dark matter detectors

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dc.contributor.advisor Peter Fisher. en_US
dc.contributor.author Deaconu, Cosmin Ştefan en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T15:05:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T15:05:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/99314
dc.description Thesis: Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, 2015. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175). en_US
dc.description.abstract Identification of the composition of dark matter is one of the major unsolved puzzles in modern physics. Detectors with sensitivity to the direction of certain classes of dark matter particles have potentially very powerful discrimination ability against more mundane backgrounds. The Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) collaboration is actively working on a directional detection method using low-pressure CF₄ gas detectors with optical readout. This work constructs a model for the directional reconstruction ability of DMTPC detectors, evaluates the model against calibration data, and finally uses the model to project the directional sensitivity of the under-construction next generation DMTPC detector. This detector is expected to have a cubic meter of fiducial volume which, at 30 Torr, corresponds to a fluorine target mass of 120 g. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Cosmin Ştefan Deaconu en_US
dc.format.extent 175 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.title A model of the directional sensitivity of low-pressure CF₄ dark matter detectors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Ph. D. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 923021117 en_US


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