Dark Matter Experiment Set To Help Solve the Biggest Mystery in the Universe

Australia’s first major contribution to dark matter detection — the ORGAN Experiment — is now online and searching for dark matter

 ORGAN has completed its first substantive search for axions — a promising candidate for dark matter

The ORGAN Experiment is the first to use a type of detector called an axion haloscope in this mass range. 

“The idea behind a haloscope is to try and detect the dark matter by converting it into well-known particles called photons, 

“When we don’t see any little flashes, as was the case this time, we instead place exclusion limits,

“We’re currently making technical improvements to our detector to achieve greater sensitivity and enable wider-ranging searches,” he said.

the Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems and Dark Matter Particle Physics.

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