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Institute for Nuclear Physics (IKP)

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Institute for Nuclear Physics
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Postal address:
Institute for Nuclear Physics
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Postfach 3640
D - 76021 Karlsruhe

Secretary's Office:
Phone +49 721 608-23546
Fax +49 721 608-23548


Dr. Ralph Engel

Phone +49 721 608-23383

Dr. Darko Veberic

Phone +49 721 608-24704

FUNK – Search for hidden-­photon dark matter

In case dark matter consists of hidden­-sector photons which kinetically mix with regular photons, a tiny oscillating electric­-field component is accompanying the dark matter. At the surface of a conducting material this can induce an emission of photons with the corresponding photon frequency matching the mass of the hidden photons. An experimental setup with a large spherical metallic mirror has been constructed to test for hidden­-photon dark matter in the eV and sub-eV mass range by application of different electromagnetic radiation detectors.

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