Techniques to search for WISP and WIMP dark matter using frequency metrology

Catriona Thomson

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis aims to advance the experimental techniques of dark matter detection to exploit the progress of low-noise frequency metrology in recent decades. Depending upon the resonator under investigation, such frequency metrology techniques have the ability to sense field-like candidates (weakly-interacting slim particles), such as the axion, and particle-like dark matter candidates, broadly termed WIMPs (weakly-interacting massive particles). Such sensitive electromagnetic systems also have potential in gravitational wave sensing.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Tobar, Michael, Supervisor
  • Goryachev, Maxim, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Feb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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