Dark Matter Search with Superconducting Detector

  • Keishi HosokawaEmail author
  • Koji Ishidoshiro
  • Atsushi Suzuki
  • Satoru Mima
  • Yasuhiro Kishimoto
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 213)


WIMP dark matter searches in GeV order mass range is led by xenon detectors. Moreover, searches for light (sub-GeV and MeV) dark matter are planning or ongoing with lighter targets, such as silicon nucleus. An experiment to search dark matter to keV mass region is planned. To lower energy threshold, electrons in superconductor will be used as targets. Energy gap of cooper-pair is enough small to observe keV dark matter. Superconducting detector KID will be used for readout. Detector design, setup and commissioning will be performed. Here, experimental concept and status is reported.


Dark matter Superconductor KID 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 16K13794 and 16H06001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keishi Hosokawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Koji Ishidoshiro
    • 1
  • Atsushi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Satoru Mima
    • 2
  • Yasuhiro Kishimoto
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Center for Neutrino ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Terahertz Sensing and Imaging TeamRIKENSendaiJapan
  3. 3.Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray ResearchThe University of TokyoHida, GifuJapan
  4. 4.Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI)The University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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