Towards Dark Matter Searches with the Micro-X Sounding Rocket

25 Jul 2019, 17:45
1h 15m
Piazza Città di Lombardia (Milano)

Piazza Città di Lombardia

Milano

Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, 20124 Milano MI
Poster Low Temperature Detector Applications Poster session

Speaker

Antonia Hubbard (Northwestern University)

Description

Micro-X is projected to set world-leading limits in indirect galactic dark matter searches in a single sounding rocket flight. Micro-X's region of interest (0.5-5 keV) is of particular interest following the reported observation of an anomalous line by the X-ray satellites in this band. Following the second Micro-X flight in 2019, which will observe the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant, the instrument will be modified to achieve a large field of view for the dark matter search. To this end, a new TES array will be made that is optimized for this bandpass, along with a new superconducting magnetic shield that will accommodate the increased field of view. Additional modifications are planned outside of the cryostat. We present the sensitivity of the instrument for a dark matter search, and the hardware modifications that will be made to optimize the instrument.

Less than 5 years of experience since completion of Ph.D Y
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Primary authors

Antonia Hubbard (Northwestern University) Megan Eckart (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Dr Joseph S. Adams (NASA-GSFC / UMBC) Robert Baker Dr Simon, R. Bandler (NASA-GSFC) Noemie Bastidon (Northwestern University) Dr M.E. Danowski (NASA Wallops Flight Facility Wallops Island USA) Dr William Doriese (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Prof. E. Figueroa-Feliciano (Northwestern University) David Goldfinger Dr S.N.T. Heine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Gene Hilton (NIST-Boulder) Dr Richard, L Kelley (NASA-GSFC) Dr Caroline Kilbourne (NASA-GSFC) Renee Manzagol-Harwood (Northwestern University) Dr D. McCammon (University of Wisconsin) Dr T. Okajima (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Dr Frederick, S. Porter (NASA-GSFC) Carl Reintsema (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Dr P. Serlemitsos (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) Stephen Smith (NASA GSFC / UMBC) Dr P. Wikus (Bruker BioSpin AG)

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