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3rd May 2012 Seminar

posted Apr 26, 2012, 12:43 PM by Ryan Martin   [ updated Apr 26, 2012, 12:44 PM ]
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.