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ID: 543324.0, MPI für Physik / MPI für Physik
CAST: A search for solar axions at CERN
Authors:Collar, J. I.; Aalseth, C. E.; Arik, E.; Autiero, D.; Avignone, F. T.; Barth, K.; Bowyer, S. M.; Brauninger, H.; Brodzinski, R. L.; Carmona, J. M.; Cebrian, S.; Celebi, G.; Cetin, S.; Creswick, R.; Delbart, A.; Delattre, M.; Di Lella, L.; de Oliveira, R.; Eleftheriadis, C.; Erduran, N.; Fanourakis, G.; Farach, H. A.; Fiorini, C.; Geralis, T.; Giomataris, I.; Girard, T. A.; Gninenko, S. N.; Golubev, N. A.; Hasinoff, M.; Hoffmann, D.; Irastorza, I. G.; Jacoby, J.; Jeanneau, F.; Knopf, M. A.; Kovzelev, A. V.; Kotthaus, R.; Krcmar, M.; Krecak, Z.; Lakic, B.; Liolios, A.; Ljubicic, A.; Lutz, G.; Longoni, A.; Luzon, G.; Mailov, A.; Matveev, V. A.; Miley, H. S.; Morales, A.; Morales, J.; Mutterer, M.; Nikolaidis, A.; Nussinov, S.; Ortiz, A.; Pitts, W. K.; Placci, A.; Postoev, V. E.; Raffelt, G.; Riege, H.; Sampietro, M.; Sarsa, M.; Savvidis, I.; Stipcevic, M.; Thomas, C. W.; Thompson, R. C.; Valko, P.; Villar, J. A.; Villierme, B.; Walckiers, L.; Wilcox, W.; Zachariadou, K.; Zioutas, K.
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:The new axion helioscope at CERN started acquiring data during September of 2002: CAST (Cern Axion Solar Telescope) employs a decommissioned LHC dipole magnet to convert putative solar axions or axion-like particles into detectable photons. The unprecedented dipole magnet intensity and length (9.5 T, 10 m) results in a projected sensitivity that surpasses astrophysical constraints on these particles for the first time, increasing the chance of discovery. The use of X-ray focusing optics and state-of-the-art detector technology has led to an extremely low background for an experiment above ground. A brief status report is given, with emphasis on the tracking and control system and possible future extensions.
Classification / Thesaurus:CAST
Comment of the Author/Creator:Presented at the SPIE conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 2002. 5 pages, 4 figures
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N.N.
Affiliations:MPI für Physik
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