1-5 July 2019
The University of Manchester
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A Hunt for Hidden Photons with the LZ Experiment

Presented by Mrs. Athoy NILIMA on 4 Jul 2019 from 15:30 to 15:50
Type: oral presentation
Track: Collider Probes of New Physics


Motivated by possible theoretical extensions to the standard model, hidden photons (HP) are a candidate for the cold dark matter. Their possible masses cover a broad range, from 10^-12 to 10^6 eV/c^2[1]. Large scale direct detection experiments such as LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ), built primarily to detect WIMPs, are also sensitive to HP dark matter via the so-called hidden photoelectric effect in the keV/c^2-MeV/c^2 mass scale . This work presents the projected LZ sensitivity for hidden photon search in the 2-85 keV/c^2 mass range. [1] P.Arias, et al., JCAP06 (2012) 013, “WISPy cold dark matter”


Location: Schuster
Room: Blackett Lecture Theatre

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