A billion tiny pendulums can help us finally find the dark subject

A billion tiny pendulums can help us finally find the dark subject

A new proposition adopts a strange new approach to this search – perhaps obscuring dark matter using one billion tiny pendants.  It is believed that most things in the universe are invisible. It’s a fictional dark matter, a strange substance whose gravitational effects we see in galaxies but we still can’t be sure in labs.

The reasoning behind the obsolete notion is related to the particle size of dark matter. Our proposed range ranges from an electron much lighter to a black hole up to ten times the mass of our Sun.  The pendant will help to explore the region between the particles of dark matter which is approximately the size of a grain of salt.

Now, the tension is too small and the single pendant will be affected by the noise of the environment, so it will be lost. Luckily numbers have energy and a solution.  Dark matter does not interact with light, although its mass pulls things with its gravity. This means that a particle of dark matter near a pendant pulls it slightly.

As reported in Physical Review D, the design they have in mind will be sensitive to the public at between 1 / 5,000th of a milligram and a few milligrams. The team recommends the use of billions of tiny pendulums. After considering all these motions together, the particles of dark matter must pass through.

Instead, this setup only cares about gravitational pull, so the only unknown is the mass of dark matter particles.  Current Dark Matter Detectors are looking for many more small particles and focusing on the rare interactions that can occur between regular matter and dark matter.

If dark matter is found with this method, it will be surprising. If not, we can confidently remove a large portion of the potential population from the playing field. Some preliminary experiments have already been conducted with this common method.

It can be used to study phenomena such as the detection of distant seismic waves as well as the detection of some cool particle physics.  The technology for this could come from the Smartphone industry, and if so, it could have applications outside of the dark.

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