EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 280, 2023RICAP-22, 8th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics
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|Published online||20 March 2023|
Searching for Light Dark Matter with Aligned Carbon Nanotubes: The ANDROMeDa Project
Università degli studi dell’Aquila
2 Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza
3 Università degli studi di Roma 3
4 INFN sezione di LNGS
5 INFN sezione di Roma 1
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Published online: 20 March 2023
The ANDROMeDa (Aligned Nanotube Detector for Research On MeV Dark matter) project aims to develop a novel Dark Matter detector based on carbon nanotubes: the “Dark-PMT”. The detector is designed to be sensitive to dark matter particles with mass between 1 MeV and 1 GeV. The detection scheme is based on dark matter-electron scattering inside a target made of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes. Vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes have reduced density in the direction of the tube axis, therefore the scattered electrons are expected to leave the target without being re-absorbed only if their momentum has a small enough angle with that direction, which is what happens when the tubes are parallel to the dark matter wind. This grants directional sensitivity to the detector, a unique feature in this dark matter mass range.
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