The DarkSide veto: muon and neutron detectors

Pagani, L. and Agnes, P. and Alexander, T. and Alton, A. and Arisaka, K. and Back, H. O. and Baldin, B. and Biery, K. and Bonfini, G. and Bossa, M. and Brigatti, A. and Brodsky, J. and Budano, F. and Cadonati, L. and Calaprice, F. and Canci, N. and Candela, A. and Cao, H. and Cariello, M. and Cavalcante, P. and Chavarria, A. and Chepurnov, A. and Cocco, A. G. and D'Angelo, D. and D'Incecco, M. and Davini, S. and De Deo, M. and Derbin, A. and Devoto, A. and Di Eusanio, F. and Di Pietro, G. and Edkins, E. and Empl, A. and Fan, A. and Fiorillo, G. and Fomenko, K. and Forster, G. and Franco, D. and Gabriele, F. and Galbiati, C. and Goretti, A. and Grandi, L. and Gromov, M. and Guan, M. Y. and Guardincerri, Y. and Hackett, B. and Herner, K. and Humble, P. and Hungerford, E. V. and Ianni, Al. and Ianni, An. and Jollet, C. and Keeter, K. and Kendziora, C. and Kidner, S. and Kobychev, V. and Koh, G. and Korablev, D. and Korga, G. and Kurlej, A. and Li, P. X. and Lombardi, P. and Love, C. and Ludhova, L. and Luitz, S. and Ma, Y. Q. and Machulin, I. and Mandarano, A. and Mari, S. and Maricic, J. and Marini, L. and Martoff, C. J. and Meregaglia, A. and Meroni, E. and Meyers, P. D. and Milincic, R. and Montanari, D. and Montuschi, M. and Monzani, M. E. and Mosteiro, P. and Mount, B. and Muratova, V. and Musico, P. and Nelson, A. and Odrowski, S. and Okounkova, M. and Orsini, M. and Ortica, F. and Pallavicini, M. and Pantic, E. and Papp, L. and Parmeggiano, S. and Parsells, R. and Pelczar, K. and Pelliccia, N. and Perasso, S. and Pocar, A. and Pordes, S. and Pugachev, D. and Qian, H. and Randle, K. and Ranucci, G. and Razeto, A. and Reinhold, B. and Renshaw, A. and Romani, A. and Rossi, B. and Rossi, N. and Rountree, S. D. and Sablone, D. and Saggese, P. and Saldanha, R. and Sands, W. and Sangiorgio, S. and Segreto, E. and Semenov, D. and Shields, E. and Skorokhvatov, M. and Smirnov, O. and Sotnikov, A. and Stanford, C. and Suvorov, Y. and Tartaglia, R. and Tatarowicz, J. and Testera, G. and Tonazzo, A. and Unzhakov, E. and Vogelaar, R. B. and Wada, M. and Walker, S. and Wang, H. and Wang, Y. and Watson, A. and Westerdale, S. and Wojcik, M. and Wright, A. and Xiang, X. and Xu, J. and Yang, C. G. and Yoo, J. and Zavatarelli, S. and Zec, A. and Zhu, C. and Zuzel, G. (2015) The DarkSide veto: muon and neutron detectors. Il nuovo cimento C, 38 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1826-9885

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The existence of dark matter is known because of its gravitational effects, and although its nature remains undisclosed, there is a growing indication that the galactic halo could be permeated by weakly interactive massive particles (WIMPs) with mass of the order of 100 GeV. Direct observation of WIMP-nuclear collisions in a laboratory detector plays a key role in dark matter searches. However, it also poses significant challenges, as the expected signals are low in energy and very rare. DarkSide is a project for direct observation of WIMPs in a liquid argon time-projection chamber specifically designed to overtake the difficulties of these challenges. A limiting background for all dark matter detectors is the production in their active volumes of nuclear recoils from the elastic scattering of radiogenic and cosmogenic neutrons. To rule out this background, DarkSide-50 is surrounded by a water tank serving as a Cherenkov detector for muons, and a boron-doped liquid scintillator acting as an active, high-efficiency neutron detector.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dark matter (stellar, interstellar, galactic, and cosmological) ; Tracking and position-sensitive detectors ; Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particle detectors; cosmic ray detectors
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 10:33

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