We present a proposal for a new experiment, the FINUDA magnet for Light Axion SearcH (FLASH), a large resonant-cavity haloscope in a high static magnetic field which is planned to probe new physics in the form of dark matter (DM) axions, scalar fields, chameleons, hidden photons, as well as high frequency gravitational waves (GWs). Concerning the QCD axion, FLASH will search for these particles as the DM in the mass range (0.49-1.49) mu eV, thus filling the mass gap between the ranges covered by other planned searches. A dedicated Microstrip SQUID operating at ultra-cryogenic temperatures will amplify the signal. The frequency range accessible overlaps with the Very High Frequency (VHF) range of the radio wave spectrum and allows for a search in GWs in the frequency range (100-300) MHz. The experiment will make use of the cryogenic plant and magnet of the FINUDA experiment at INFN Frascati National Laboratories near Rome (Italy); the operations needed to restore the functionalities of the apparatus are currently underway. We present the setup of the experiment and the sensitivity forecasts for the detection of axions, scalar fields, chameleons, hidden photons, and GWs.

The future search for low-frequency axions and new physics with the FLASH resonant cavity experiment at Frascati National Laboratories

Gianluca Lamanna;
2023-01-01

Abstract

We present a proposal for a new experiment, the FINUDA magnet for Light Axion SearcH (FLASH), a large resonant-cavity haloscope in a high static magnetic field which is planned to probe new physics in the form of dark matter (DM) axions, scalar fields, chameleons, hidden photons, as well as high frequency gravitational waves (GWs). Concerning the QCD axion, FLASH will search for these particles as the DM in the mass range (0.49-1.49) mu eV, thus filling the mass gap between the ranges covered by other planned searches. A dedicated Microstrip SQUID operating at ultra-cryogenic temperatures will amplify the signal. The frequency range accessible overlaps with the Very High Frequency (VHF) range of the radio wave spectrum and allows for a search in GWs in the frequency range (100-300) MHz. The experiment will make use of the cryogenic plant and magnet of the FINUDA experiment at INFN Frascati National Laboratories near Rome (Italy); the operations needed to restore the functionalities of the apparatus are currently underway. We present the setup of the experiment and the sensitivity forecasts for the detection of axions, scalar fields, chameleons, hidden photons, and GWs.
2023
Alesini, David; Babusci, Danilo; Beltrame, Paolo; Bossi, Fabio; Ciambrone, Paolo; D???elia, Alessandro; Di Gioacchino, Daniele; Di Pirro, Giampiero; D??brich, Babette; Falferi, Paolo; Gatti, Claudio; Giannotti, Maurizio; Gianotti, Paola; Lamanna, Gianluca; Ligi, Carlo; Maccarrone, Giovanni; Mazzitelli, Giovanni; Mirizzi, Alessandro; Mueck, Michael; Nardi, Enrico; Nguyen, Federico; Rettaroli, Alessio; Rezvani, Javad; Enrico Teofilo, Francesco; Tocci, Simone; Tomassini, Sandro; Visinelli, Luca; Zantedeschi, Michael
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