Novel Quantum Sensors for Light Dark Matter and Neutrino Detection

Sunil R. Golwala, Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano

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The fields of light dark matter and neutrino physics offer compelling signals at recoil energies of eV to even meV, well below the keV thresholds of many techniques currently employed in these fields. Sensing of such small energies can benefit from the emergence of so-called quantum sensors, which employ fundamentally quantum mechanical phenomena to transduce energy depositions into electrical signals. This review focuses on quantum sensors under development that will enhance and extend the search for particle-like interactions of dark matter or enable new measurements of neutrino properties in the coming years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-446
Number of pages28
JournalAnnual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
StatePublished - Sep 26 2022


  • neutrinos
  • particle dark matter
  • particle detectors
  • phonons
  • Quantum sensing
  • superconducting devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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