Axion Dark Matter Experiment

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The polished metal tubes shown here are the heart of the Axion Dark Matter Experiment, or ADMX. ADMX is a systematic search for dark matter axions left over from the early universe. These relic axions, if they exist, will interact with a magnetic field in the experiment and will be detected by a sensitive radio antenna if it is tuned to exactly the right frequency. If axions are indeed the dark matter, ADMX could find them within the next decade. (Unit: 10)