Hidden Photons and Axion Like Particles in the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Hidden Photons and Axion Like Particles in the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment

  • Event time: 4:00pm until 5:00pm
  • Event date: 5th June 2020
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Zoom Space

Event details

Motivated by possible theoretical extensions to the standard model, hidden photons (HPs) are a candidate for the cold dark matter. Their possible masses cover a broad range, from 10^-12 to 10^6 eV/c2. The multi-ton scale, low threshold LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment, built primarily to detect WIMPs, is also sensitive to HP dark matter via the so-called hidden photoelectric effect. This work presents the projected LZ sensitivity for hidden photon search in the 2-70 keV/c^2 mass range.

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