NEWAGE: Direction-sensitive direct dark matter search

Kentaro Miuchi, Ryota Yakabe, Takashi Hashimoto, Tomonori Ikeda, Ryosuke Taishaku, Miki Nakazawa, Yushiro Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Inada, Kiseki Nakamura, Toru Tanimori, Hidetoshi Kubo, Atsushi Takada, Hiroyuki Sekiya, Atsushi Takeda

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NEWAGE is a direction-sensitive direct dark matter search experiment. NEWAGE uses a micro time-projection chamber with a detection volume of 31 × 31 × 41cm3, which is read by a macro-petterned gaseous detectors, μ-PIC. Underground measurements with the current detector, NEWAGE-0.3b •, have been performed since 2013. After the first direction-sensitive limits drived from 31.6 live-days of NEWAGE-0.3b' data were published, measurements were continued and the preliminary results from an addtional 170 days of results are reported here. In order to improve the sensitivity, low α-particle emission μ-PICs are being developed. Studies on negative-ion gases are also on-going. These recent activities that aim to improve the sensitivity are also presented here.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
VolumePart F128556
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event38th International Conference on High Energy Physics, ICHEP 2016 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2016 Aug 32016 Aug 10


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