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MIMAC (MIcro-tpc MAtrix of Chambers) : A new generation detector for non-baryonic dark matter search – MIMAC

Submission summary

Astrophysical observations at different scales show that most of the matter in the Universe would be of a different nature than the standard one (baryonic), still unknown, called non baryonic. The direct detection of these particles is a major challenge of physics and astrophysics. In order to detect these particles, which would build our galactic halo, we propose to develop a new detector based on the double detection: ionization and recoil track reconstruction. In particular, this project proposes to build two modules ( one with 3He , and the other with CF4 ) using micromegas detectors adapted to pixellized anodes, to validate all the features needed for this kind of detection : electron – recoil discrimination, background rejection and track reconstruction. The different validation experiments are included in the project.

Project coordination

Daniel Eduardo SANTOS (Organisme de recherche)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


Help of the ANR 400,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 36 Months

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