Mechanical Quantum Sensing in the Search for Dark Matter

13 Aug 2020  ·  Carney Daniel, Krnjaic Gordan, Moore David C., Regal Cindy A., Afek Gadi, Bhave Sunil, Brubaker Benjamin, Corbitt Thomas, Cripe Jonathan, Crisosto Nicole, Geraci Andrew, Ghosh Sohitri, Harris Jack G. E., Hook Anson, Kolb Edward W., Kunjummen Jonathan, Lang Rafael F., Li Tongcang, Lin Tongyan, Liu Zhen, Lykken Joseph, Magrini Lorenzo, Manley Jack, Matsumoto Nobuyuki, Monte Alissa, Monteiro Fernando, Purdy Thomas, Riedel C. Jess, Singh Robinjeet, Singh Swati, Sinha Kanupriya, Taylor Jacob M., Qin Juehang, Wilson Dalziel J., Zhao Yue ·

Numerous astrophysical and cosmological observations are best explained by the existence of dark matter, a mass density which interacts only very weakly with visible, baryonic matter. Searching for the extremely weak signals produced by this dark matter strongly motivate the development of new, ultra-sensitive detector technologies... Paradigmatic advances in the control and readout of massive mechanical systems, in both the classical and quantum regimes, have enabled unprecedented levels of sensitivity. In this white paper, we outline recent ideas in the potential use of a range of solid-state mechanical sensing technologies to aid in the search for dark matter in a number of energy scales and with a variety of coupling mechanisms. read more

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Instrumentation and Detectors Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics High Energy Physics - Experiment High Energy Physics - Phenomenology Quantum Physics