IAXO

OVERVIEW

The International Axion Observatory (IAXO) is a new generation axion helioscope in order to detect axions. IAXO will use a huge 20m long toroidal superconducting magnet, with eight coils and eight 60cm diameter bores placed in between the coils. This magnet will point to the Sun to detect potentially emitted axions by the Sun’s core.

Axions were postulated by Peccei-Quinn in 1977 as an elementary particle to resolve the strong-CP problem, extension of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, however, they have not been detected yet.

ICC Contribution

The International Axion Observatory (IAXO), under development at the moment, is one of the next generation axion helioscopes. The experiment aims to detect axions emitted at the Sun's core. IAXO demands the detection of gamma rays at very low background levels. ICCUB-TECH is working on the development of a radiopure data acquisition electronics, in order to improve the sensitivity of the experiment, reducing the background of the detector. Our work involves mainly the design of a radiopure acquisition board for low background experiments working with MicroMegas detectors.