Date: 5/3/2012 at 1:30pm
Location: LBNL, 50-5014 Conference Room
Speaker: Andzej Drukier
Title: New detectors for WIMPs
We suggest that the combination of nano-technology and molecular biology permits two new classes of WIMPs detectors.
The extension of old superconducting grains to now possible superconducting nano-rods may permit non-directional , cryogenic detectors with M+ 10 kg of W and energy threshold of 0.1 keV.
The new concept of SSDNA as supersensitive ROOM TEMPERATURE Wimps detector permits directional detection with the following parameters:
1) 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 m**3; ( 1 kg Au and 1 kg of DNA)
2) spatial resolution of better than 10 degree;
3) energy threshold of about 1 keV.
Both detectors are based on proprietary, innovative combination of nano-technology and molecular biology. The main uncertainty, as usual ,are signal/background considerations.