Jun 26 – 29, 2017
Schloss Waldthausen
Europe/Berlin timezone

Beam Dump Experiment (BDX) @ MESA

Jun 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
1h 30m
Helmholtz-Institut Mainz

Helmholtz-Institut Mainz

Staudingerweg 18, 55128 Mainz
Board: 4


Mr Mirco Christmann (KPH)Dr Patrick Achenbach (Mainz University)


At the Institute for Nuclear Physics in Mainz the new electron accelerator MESA will go into operation within the next years. In the extracted beam operation (155 MeV, 150 uA) the P2 experiment will measure the weak mixing angle in electron-proton scattering with a very high precision. For the desired accuracy 10,000 hours of operation time are needed and therefore the high-power beam dump of this experiment is ideally suited for a parasitic dark sector experiment. This poster outlines the physical motivation for a Beam Dump Experiment @ MESA that can significantly contribute to DM searches. At MESA there will be a limited but dedicated floor space available for the BDX. On this basis, first ideas, calculations and drawings for such an experiment are shown.

Primary author


Dr Patrick Achenbach (Mainz University)

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