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Kentaro MIUCHI

Doctor University of TokyoA2002”N

Associate Professor

prticle physics group

OfficeFRoom 317, Building 3, Organization of Advanced Science and Technology

phoneF 078-803-5637


Research Description

Our universe consists of unknown particle "dark matter", unknown energy "dark energy", and very small ammount of known "ordinary matter". Dark matter is known to exsit five times more than ordinary matter, yet its nature is still unknown. My research work aims to detecct this misterious dark matter and give an important step in the field of astroparticle physics.

Main Publications

  • Kentaro Miuchi et al., "First underground results with NEWAGE-0.3a direction-sensitive dark matter detector", Phys. Lett. B 686 (2010) 11-17
  • Hironobu Nishimura, Kentaro Miuchi et al., "Tracking performance of the NEWAGE-0.3a direction-sensitive dark matter detector", Astroparticle Physics 31 (2009) 185-191 
  • Kentaro Miuchi et al., "Direction-sensitive dark matter search results in a surface laboratory", Phys. Lett. B 654 (2007) 58-64
  • Kentaro Miuchi et al., "Performance of a Time-Projection-Chamber with a Large-Area Micro-Pixel-Chamber Readout ", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 576 (2007) 43-46
  • Toru Tanimori, Hidetoshi Kubo, Kentaro Miuchi et al., "Detecting the WIMP-wind via spin-dependent interactions", Phys. Lett. B 578 (2004) 241-246
  • Kentaro Miuchi et al., "First results from dark matter search experiment with LiF bolometer at Kamioka Underground Laboratory", Astroparticle Physics 19 (2002) 135-144, astro-ph/0204411 

last update 14 April 2015
Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science / Faculty of Science, Kobe University
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