Dark Matter directional detection with MIMAC
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Dark Matter directional detection with MIMAC

  • Author(s): Riffard, Q
  • Billard, J
  • Bosson, G
  • Bourrion, O
  • Guillaudin, O
  • Lamblin, J
  • Mayet, F
  • Muraz, J-F
  • Richer, J-P
  • Santos, D
  • Lebreton, L
  • Maire, D
  • Busto, J
  • Brunner, J
  • Fouchez, D
  • et al.

Directional detection is a promising direct Dark Matter (DM) search strategy. The angular distribution of the nuclear recoil tracks from WIMP events should present an anisotropy in galactic coordinates. This strategy requires both a measurement of the recoil energy with a threshold of about 5 keV and 3D recoil tracks down to few millimeters. The MIMAC project, based on a \textmu-TPC matrix, with $CF_4$ and $CHF_3$, is being developed. In June 2012, a bi-chamber prototype was installed at the LSM (Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane). A preliminary analysis of the first four months data taking allowed, for the first time, the observation of recoils from the $\mathrm{^{222}Rn}$ progeny.

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