MiniBooNE-DM, Search for Accelerator-Produced sub-GeV Dark Matter Particles

MiniBooNE-DM, Search for Accelerator-Produced sub-GeV Dark Matter Particles

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Teppei Katori, a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, will deliver a short talk about “MiniBooNE-DM”, the direct production and direct detection¬† dark matter experiment at Fermilab.

According to vector portal models, sub-GeV dark matter particles can be generated at the beam dump of the Booster Neutrino Beamline at Fermilab, USA, and detected with the kilo-ton scale MiniBooNE neutrino detector. MiniBooNE-DM is looking for signatures of such accelerator-produced high energy dark matter that scatter off nucleons, producing scintillation light which can be detected by photo-multiplier tubes. The accurate timing of events from the accelerator beam structure will provide additional information to detect dark matter through its sub-luminal time-of-flight.

In this short talk, Katori will describe the basics of dark matter, Booster neutrino beamline and the MiniBooNE detector, and the first result of search of dark matter particles (https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.02688).

Do you have questions about MiniBooNE-DM, Search for Accelerator-Produced sub-GeV Dark Matter Particles? Contact Teppei Katori (t.katori@qmul.ac.uk)

 

Date And Time

2017-10-31 @ 05:00 PM to
06:00 PM

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