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Title: Ultralight Dark Matter Detection with Mechanical Quantum Sensors

Abstract

We consider the use of quantum-limited mechanical force sensors to detect ultralight (sub-meV) dark matter candidates which are weakly coupled to the standard model. We emphasize the scalable nature of an array of sensors, which can be used to reject many backgrounds, and leads to sensitivities scaling at least as fast as $$\sqrt{N_{\rm det}}$$. We show that for some ultralight dark matter candidates, a pair of milligram-scale, mechanical sensors operating at the standard quantum limit already has detection reach competitive with other quantum acceleration sensors.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Fermilab
  2. Maryland U.
  3. NIST, Wash., D.C.
  4. Utah U.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1561547
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1908.04797; FERMILAB-PUB-19-364-T
oai:inspirehep.net:1749564
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
TBD
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: TBD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Carney, Daniel, Hook, Anson, Liu, Zhen, Taylor, Jacob M., and Zhao, Yue. Ultralight Dark Matter Detection with Mechanical Quantum Sensors. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Carney, Daniel, Hook, Anson, Liu, Zhen, Taylor, Jacob M., & Zhao, Yue. Ultralight Dark Matter Detection with Mechanical Quantum Sensors. United States.
Carney, Daniel, Hook, Anson, Liu, Zhen, Taylor, Jacob M., and Zhao, Yue. Tue . "Ultralight Dark Matter Detection with Mechanical Quantum Sensors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1561547.
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author = {Carney, Daniel and Hook, Anson and Liu, Zhen and Taylor, Jacob M. and Zhao, Yue},
abstractNote = {We consider the use of quantum-limited mechanical force sensors to detect ultralight (sub-meV) dark matter candidates which are weakly coupled to the standard model. We emphasize the scalable nature of an array of sensors, which can be used to reject many backgrounds, and leads to sensitivities scaling at least as fast as $\sqrt{N_{\rm det}}$. We show that for some ultralight dark matter candidates, a pair of milligram-scale, mechanical sensors operating at the standard quantum limit already has detection reach competitive with other quantum acceleration sensors.},
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journal = {TBD},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}