Is it possible to device an experiment to observe WIMPs ?
- 2 months agoFavourite answer
These particles have been speculated about for long enough, with no indication of such an experiment ever succeeding, so apparently not.
- Ronald 7Lv 72 months ago
Yes, they have been detected far below ground in Lead Tanks filled with liquids
- RaymondLv 72 months ago
Someone did devise a method to detect neutrinos (many decades ago) and neutrinos have been detected (many years ago).
Neutrinos are particles that interact through the "Weak Nuclear Force" and neutrinos have a non-zero mass (even though it is extremely small). That makes them Weakly Interactive Massive Particles (WIMPs).
Therefore, the answer to your question is yes.
- IridflareLv 72 months ago
Yes - a direct detection method was proposed by Goodman & Witten in 1985. Since then there have been more suggestions and refinements, but no positive results. The negative results enable us to constrain the properties that WIMPs must have, if they exist.
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- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
No, because they don't exist.
- Anonymous2 months ago
If your Mall has benches use them.
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