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Title: Finding the Axion: The Search for the Dark Matter of the Universe

Abstract

The nature of dark matter has been a mystery for over 70 years. One plausible candidate is the axion, an extremely light and weakly interacting particle, which results from the Peccei-Quinn solution to the strong CP problem. In this proceedings I will briefly review the evidence for dark matter as well as the motivation for the existence of the axion as a prime dark matter candidate. I will then discuss the experimental methods to search for axion dark matter focusing on a sensitive cavity experiment (ADMX) being run at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. LLNL, L-270, 7000 East Ave, Livermore, CA, 94550 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21057151
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 899; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 6. international conference of the Balkan Physical Union, Istanbul (Turkey), 22-26 Aug 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2733035; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AXIONS; COSMOLOGY; CP INVARIANCE; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; REVIEWS; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Carosi, G. Finding the Axion: The Search for the Dark Matter of the Universe. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2733035.
Carosi, G. Finding the Axion: The Search for the Dark Matter of the Universe. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733035.
Carosi, G. Mon . "Finding the Axion: The Search for the Dark Matter of the Universe". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2733035.
@article{osti_21057151,
title = {Finding the Axion: The Search for the Dark Matter of the Universe},
author = {Carosi, G.},
abstractNote = {The nature of dark matter has been a mystery for over 70 years. One plausible candidate is the axion, an extremely light and weakly interacting particle, which results from the Peccei-Quinn solution to the strong CP problem. In this proceedings I will briefly review the evidence for dark matter as well as the motivation for the existence of the axion as a prime dark matter candidate. I will then discuss the experimental methods to search for axion dark matter focusing on a sensitive cavity experiment (ADMX) being run at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2733035},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 899,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}