Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Overview of BREAD: Broadband Reflector Experiment for Axion Detection

Jul 8, 2022, 12:30 PM
Room 11 (Magenta A)

Room 11 (Magenta A)

Parallel Talk Dark Matter Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology


Jesse Liu (University of Cambridge)


The BREAD Collaboration proposes an ambitious program of broadband searches for terahertz axion dark matter. Its experimental hallmark is a cylindrical metal barrel converting axions to photons that are focused by a parabolic reflector to an ultralow noise photosensor. Practically, this novel dish antenna geometry enables enclosure inside standard cryostats and high-field magnets. We present an overview of the BREAD conceptual design and science program from dark photon pilot planned at Fermilab to large-scale experiment. BREAD is projected to open multiple decades of unexplored coupling sensitivity across the meV to eV mass range that has long eluded existing resonant-cavity haloscopes. Based on Phys. Rev. Lett. 128 (2022) 131801

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Primary author

Jesse Liu (University of Cambridge)


Kristin Dona (University of Chicago)

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