Revolutionary Particle Detector Takes Dark Matter Research To The Next Level


When we say Dark Matter, we say 85% of all the mass in the universe. It cannot be seen or observed in any way, we all know that.

About dark matter

Its essence is felt through its gravitational impact on different objects in space and, for the most part, it keeps together the universe and the galaxies in it, which would be torn separated otherwise, because of the confounding speeds at which they rotate.

The search for dark matter to finally give out concrete information?

There are numerous speculations about the idea of the elusive particles that make up dark matter, and nearly the same number of examinations to attempt to recognize those particles. In a research paper, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory proposed another outline for a particle detector, that’s said to extend the search for dark matter, taking it into an unexplored domain.

About WIMP

The chase for speculated particles, which are called weakly interacting massive particles shapes the most searched parts of dark matter, and the new detector design could check for dark matter signals at energies a thousand times lower than those which can be measured by ordinary WIMP detectors.

Are crystals really helpful?

To accomplish this level of hypersensitivity, the specialists intend to utilize another material in the proposed indicator, such as crystals of gallium arsenide, which were doped with silicon and boron. At the point when dark matter particles come into contact with the atoms from the crystals, a few electrons would get knocked off, and that would make the crystals transmit light or even sparkle. This material likewise has no phosphorescence after the sparkle, which settles on it a decent decision for such examinations, since the radiance can erroneously flag dark matter recognition.


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