Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities - Grant ID: LE180100042 [ 2018 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Michael Tobar; Dr Maxim Goryachev; Prof Eugene Ivanov; Dr Arkady Fedorov; Prof Warwick Bowen; Prof Michael Drinkwater; Dr Thomas Volz; A/Prof Gavin Brennen; Prof Jason Twamley; Dr Paul Altin; Prof Andrew Doherty

Brief description This project aims to provide the necessary equipment to allow an Australian Dark Matter Axion Haloscope, with significantly increased sensitivity by providing a milliKelvin environment and a 14 T magnet to drive axion-to-photon conversions. Dark matter is a fundamental component of the universe yet the nature of its composition is still unknown. There is growing evidence that it is comprised of axions, a low energy, weakly interacting particle. The precision measurement tools developed by this project will have the potential to contribute both to the economy, via commercialisation, and to national security, via future applications to radar, communication and the development of engineered quantum systems.

Funding Amount $621,834

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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