Department

Physics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2016

Abstract

The measurement of the direction of WIMP-induced nuclear recoils is a compelling but technologically challenging strategy to provide an unambiguous signature of the detection of Galactic dark matter. Most directional detectors aim to reconstruct the dark-matter-induced nuclear recoil tracks, either in gas or solid targets. The main challenge with directional detection is the need for high spatial resolution over large volumes, which puts strong requirements on the readout technologies. In this paper we review the various detector readout technologies used by directional detectors. In particular, we summarize the challenges, advantages and drawbacks of each approach, and discuss future prospects for these technologies.

Comments

Post-print version of J.B.R. Battat et al. Readout technologies for directional WIMP Dark Matter detection, Physics Reports 662 (2016) 1-46 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2016.10.001

Final published version can be found here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370157316303155

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