CALIS - A CALibration Insertion System for the DarkSide-50 dark matter search experiment

P. Agnes, I. F.M. Albuquerque, T. Alexander, A. K. Alton, D. M. Asner, H. O. Back, B. Baldin, K. Biery, V. Bocci, G. Bonfini, W. Bonivento, M. Bossa, B. Bottino, A. Brigatti, J. Brodsky, F. Budano, S. Bussino, M. Cadeddu, L. Cadonati, M. CadoniF. Calaprice, N. Canci, A. Candela, M. Caravati, M. Cariello, M. Carlini, S. Catalanotti, P. Cavalcante, A. Chepurnov, C. Cicalò, A. G. Cocco, G. Covone, D. D'Angelo, M. D'Incecco, S. Davini, S. De Cecco, M. De Deo, M. De Vincenzi, A. Derbin, A. Devoto, F. Di Eusanio, G. Di Pietro, C. Dionisi, E. Edkins, A. Empl, A. Fan, G. Fiorillo, K. Fomenko, G. Forster, D. Franco, F. Gabriele, C. Galbiati, S. Giagu, C. Giganti, G. K. Giovanetti, A. M. Goretti, F. Granato, L. Grandi, M. Gromov, M. Guan, Y. Guardincerri, B. R. Hackett, K. Herner, D. Hughes, P. Humble, E. V. Hungerford, Al Ianni, An Ianni, I. James, T. N. Johnson, C. Jollet, K. Keeter, C. L. Kendziora, G. Koh, D. Korablev, G. Korga, A. Kubankin, X. Li, M. Lissia, B. Loer, P. Lombardi, G. Longo, Y. Ma, A. A. Machado, I. N. Machulin, A. Mandarano, S. M. Mari, J. Maricic, L. Marini, C. J. Martoff, A. Meregaglia, P. D. Meyers, R. Milincic, J. D. Miller, D. Montanari, A. Monte, B. J. Mount, V. N. Muratova, P. Musico, J. Napolitano, A. Navrer Agasson, S. Odrowski, M. Orsini, F. Ortica, L. Pagani, M. Pallavicini, E. Pantic, S. Parmeggiano, K. Pelczar, N. Pelliccia, A. Pocar, S. Pordes, D. A. Pugachev, H. Qian, K. Randle, G. Ranucci, M. Razeti, A. Razeto, B. Reinhold, A. L. Renshaw, M. Rescigno, Q. Riffard, A. Romani, B. Rossi, N. Rossi, D. Rountree, D. Sablone, P. Saggese, R. Saldanha, W. Sands, C. Savarese, B. Schlitzer, E. Segreto, D. A. Semenov, E. Shields, P. N. Singh, M. D. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, C. Stanford, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, J. Tatarowicz, G. Testera, A. Tonazzo, P. Trinchese, E. V. Unzhakov, M. Verducci, A. Vishneva, B. Vogelaar, M. Wada, S. Walker, H. Wang, Y. Wang, A. W. Watson, S. Westerdale, J. Wilhelmi, M. M. Wojcik, Xi Xiang, X. Xiao, J. Xu, C. Yang, A. Zec, W. Zhong, C. Zhu, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

This paper describes the design, fabrication, commissioning and use of a CALibration source Insertion System (CALIS) in the DarkSide-50 direct dark matter search experiment. CALIS deploys radioactive sources into the liquid scintillator veto to characterize the detector response and detection efficiency of the DarkSide-50 Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber, and the surrounding 30 t organic liquid scintillator neutron veto. It was commissioned in September 2014 and has been used successfully in several gamma and neutron source campaigns since then. A description of the hardware and an excerpt of calibration analysis results are given below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberT12004
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 18 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

Keywords

  • Dark Matter detectors (WIMPs, axions, etc.)
  • Detector alignment and calibration methods (lasers, sources, particle-beams)

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    Agnes, P., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Alexander, T., Alton, A. K., Asner, D. M., Back, H. O., Baldin, B., Biery, K., Bocci, V., Bonfini, G., Bonivento, W., Bossa, M., Bottino, B., Brigatti, A., Brodsky, J., Budano, F., Bussino, S., Cadeddu, M., Cadonati, L., ... Zuzel, G. (2017). CALIS - A CALibration Insertion System for the DarkSide-50 dark matter search experiment. Journal of Instrumentation, 12(12), [T12004]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/T12004