CAST: A search for solar axions at CERN

Дата и время публикации : 2003-04-15T17:41:42Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
J. I. Collar

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Коментарии к статье: Presented at the SPIE conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 2002. 5 pages, 4 figures
Первичная категория: hep-ex

Все категории : hep-ex, astro-ph, hep-ph, nucl-ex, physics.ins-det

Краткий обзор статьи: The new axion helioscope at CERN started acquiring data during September of 2002: CAST (Cern Axion Solar Telescope) employs a decommissioned LHC dipole magnet to convert putative solar axions or axion-like particles into detectable photons. The unprecedented dipole magnet intensity and length (9.5 T, 10 m) results in a projected sensitivity that surpasses astrophysical constraints on these particles for the first time, increasing the chance of discovery. The use of X-ray focusing optics and state-of-the-art detector technology has led to an extremely low background for an experiment above ground. A brief status report is given, with emphasis on the tracking and control system and possible future extensions.

Category: Physics