ABRACADABRA, a search for low-mass axion dark matter

On behalf of the ABRACADABRA collaboration

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

ABRACADABRA is a proposed experiment to search for ultralight (10-14 - 10-6eV) axion dark matter. When ultralight axion dark matter encounters a static magnetic field, it sources an effective electric current that follows the magnetic field lines and oscillates at the axion Compton frequency. In the presence of axion dark matter, a large toroidal magnet will act like an oscillating current ring, whose induced magnetic flux can be measured by an external pickup loop inductively coupled to a SQUID magnetometer. Both broadband and resonant readout circuits are considered. ABRACADABRA is fielding a 10-cm prototype in 2017 with the intention of scaling to a 1 m3 experiment. The long term goal is to probe QCD axions at the GUT-scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2017
EditorsMarios Maroudas
PublisherVerlag Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
Pages28-31
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783945931172
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event13th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2017 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: May 15 2017May 19 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2017

Conference

Conference13th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2017
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period5/15/175/19/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'ABRACADABRA, a search for low-mass axion dark matter'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this