Status and perspective of the DarkSide experiment at LNGS

Agnes, P. and Agostino, L. and Albuquerque, I. F. M. and Alexander, T. and Alton, A. K. (2017) Status and perspective of the DarkSide experiment at LNGS. Il nuovo cimento C, 40 (5). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1826-9885

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The DarkSide experiment aims to perform a background-free direct search for dark matter with a dual-phase argon TPC. The current phase of the experiment, DarkSide-50, is acquiring data at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and produced the most sensitive limit on the WIMP-nucleon cross section ever obtained with a liquid argon target (2.0 × 10−44 cm2 for a WIMP mass of 100 GeV/c2). The future phase of the experiment will be a 20 t fiducial mass detector, designed to reach a sensitivity of ∼ 1 × 10−47 cm2 (at 1 TeV/c2 WIMP mass) with a backgroundfree exposure of 100 ty. This work contains a discussion of the current status of the DarkSide-50 WIMP search and of the results which are more relevant for the construction of the future detector.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 10:28
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 10:28

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