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May 21 – 26, 2017
Beijing International Convention Center
Asia/Shanghai timezone

Dark matter search with superconducting detector

May 22, 2017, 4:54 PM
Room 305A (Beijing International Convention Center)

Room 305A

Beijing International Convention Center

No.8 Beichen Dong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing P. R. China 100101
oral Dark Matter Detectors R1-Dark Matter Detectors


Keishi Hosokawa (Tohoku university)


WIMP dark matter search in GeV order mass range is led by xenon detectors. Moreover, searches for light (sub-GeV and MeV) dark matter are planning or ongoing with lighter target like silicon nucleus. We are planning an experiment to search dark matter up to keV mass region. To lower energy threshold, electrons in superconductor will be used as target. Energy gap of cooper-pair is enough small to observe keV dark matter recoils. Superconducting detector LEKID(Lumped Element Kinetic Inductance Detector) will be used for readout. Detector design, setup and commissioning will be performed. In this talk, experimental concept and status will be reported.

Primary author

Keishi Hosokawa (Tohoku university)


Mr Atsushi Suzuki (Tohoku university) Prof. Koji Ishidoshiro (Tohoku university, RCnS) Prof. Satoru Mima (RIKEN) Prof. Yasuhiro Kishimoto (Tokyo university)

Presentation materials