Haloscope searches for dark matter axions at the Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research

Eleni Petrakou, L. Bravina, Y. Foka, S. Kabana
2017 EPJ Web of Conferences  
The Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research (CAPP) was founded in 2013, with the ambition of shedding light on the strong CP problem and the proposed existence of axions. Much of CAPP's effort focuses on the direct detection of dark matter candidate axions with a series of local haloscope experiments, which endeavour to expand dramatically the coverage on the "invisible axion" mass range. The first two of them plan experimental runs during this year, tapping into ultra-low cryogenics
more » ... a-low cryogenics and toroidal cavity geometries. The overall programme builds on cutting-edge technology, including developments in superconducting films, SQUID amplifiers and novel magnets. This article presents the planned advancements and the status of the programme, while it can also be considered a pedagogical introduction to haloscope experiments.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201716401012 fatcat:b77au3rofjbnjfc2qimaguwbxa