8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone
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Contribution Oral

Asilomar, California
Dark Matter

The DRIFT Directional Dark Matter Detector


  • Eric MILLER

Primary authors

Abstract content

The DRIFT dark matter detector is a 1 cubic meter scale TPC with direction sensitivity to WIMP recoils operating in the Boulby Mine in England. The directional sensitivity allows DRIFT to detect the sidereal modulation of the WIMP recoils and provide an unambiguous confirmation of a dark matter interaction. We present recent R&D progress which significantly reduces our remaining backgrounds.