Next-Generation Search for Solar Axion Dark Matter with the International Axion Observatory

Julia Vogel | 17-ERD-030

Executive Summary

This project focuses on the design and modeling of the first full International Axion Observatory telescope specifically designed for axion research and cutting-edge dark matter science. Our development of advanced x-ray optics will benefit research areas of national interest by advancing fundamental science and technology competencies, supporting advances in diagnostics for laser fusion facilities, and enhancing nuclear nonproliferation.

Publications and Presentations

Anastassopoulos, V., et al. 2018. "Improved Search for Solar Chameleons with a GridPix Detector at CAST." arXiv. 1808.00066. LLNL-MI-759289.

Armengaud, E., et al. 2018. "Letter of Intent to the DESY PRC babyIAXO: The First Stage of the International Axion Observatory (IAXO)." LLNL-MI-760671.

Hong, J., et al. 2018. "SmallSat Solar Axion X-Ray Imager (SSAXI)." 32nd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, UT, 2018. LLNL-CONF-759341.

Madsen, K. K., et al. 2018. "Optical Instrument Design of the High-Energy X-Ray Probe (HEX-P)." SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 10699, Austin, TX, June, 2018. LLNL-CONF-759339.

Vogel, J. K., et al. 2018. "Next Generation Search for Axion and ALP DarkMatter with the International Axion Observatory." IEEE NSS MIC, Sydney, Australia, Nov. 2018. LLNL-ABS-751088.