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5-8 October 2020
US/Central timezone
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Heterodyne Detection of Axion Dark Matter via Superconducting Cavities

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Sebastian Ellis (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)


We will present a novel approach to detecting dark matter axions in a Superconducting RF cavity. The approach relies on axion-mediated transitions between nearly-degenerate resonant modes, leading to parametrically enhanced signal power for light axions. This approach could probe axion masses across fifteen orders of magnitude, all in a metre-scale cavity.

Primary frontier topic Cosmic Frontier

Primary authors

Asher Berlin (NYU) Christopher Nantista (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Jeffery Neilson (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Kevin Zhou (Stanford) Natalia Toro (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Philip Schuster (SLAC) Raffaele D'Agnolo (CEA Saclay) Sami Tantawi (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Sebastian Ellis (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

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