DarkSide

Bianca Bottino, M. Bossa, A. Mandarano, C. Savarese, A. Razeto, G. Bonfini, A. Candela, M. Carlini, P. Cavalcante, M. De Deo, M. D'Incecco, F. Gabriele, A. M. Goretti, A. Ianni, M. Orsini, N. Rossi, D. Sablone, R. Tartaglia, M. Pallavicini, G. TesteraM. Cariello, L. Marini, P. Musico, L. Pagani, S. Davini, S. M. Mari, F. Budano, S. Bussino, M. De Vincenzi, I. James, G. Fiorillo, S. Catalanotti, A. G. Cocco, G. Covone, F. Granato, B. Rossi, P. Trinchese, S. Walker, A. Devoto, M. Cadeddu, M. Cadoni, M. Lissia, G. Ranucci, A. Brigatti, D. D'Angelo, P. Lombardi, S. Parmeggiano, P. Saggese, D. Franco, P. Agnes, A. Tonazzo, S. De Cecco, C. Giganti, C. Galbiati, P. D. Meyers, I. F.M. Albuquerque, J. Brodsky, H. Cao, F. Calaprice, G. Koh, X. Li, H. Qian, W. Sands, E. Shields, C. Stanford, M. Wada, S. Westerdale, X. Xiang, J. Xu, C. Zhu, S. Pordes, K. Biery, G. Forster, K. Herner, Y. Guardincerri, C. L. Kendziora, J. Yoo, H. Wang, A. Fan, Y. Suvorov, A. Pocar, A. Monte, K. Randle, J. Maricic, E. Edkins, B. R. Hackett, R. Milincic, B. Reinhold, E. V. Hungerford, A. L. Renshaw, N. Canci, A. Empl, G. Korga, P. N. Singh, C. J. Martoff, J. Napolitano, T. Miletic, A. W. Watson, E. Pantic, T. Johnson, A. Chepurnov, M. Gromov, O. Smirnov, K. Fomenko, D. Korablev, A. Sotnikov, A. Wishneva, M. M. Wojcik, K. Pelczar, G. Zuzel, A. Derbin, V. N. Muratova, D. A. Semenov, E. V. Unzhakov

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Abstract

The DarkSide project at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) is a dark matter direct search experiment based on the detection of rare nuclear recoils possibly induced by hypothetical dark matter particles, which are supposed to be neutral, massive (> 10 GeV) and weakly interacting (WIMP). DarkSide aims to perform background-free WIMP searches using a series of dual-phase liquid argon time projection chambers filled with ultra-pure liquid argon. The detector currently operating at LNGS is DarkSide-50, a detector which holds 46 kg of active liquid argon and is now filled with argon extracted from underground and taking data in its final configuration. Combining the underground argon data with the preceding search made with atmospheric argon, a 90% C.L. upper limit on the WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section of 2.0 x 10∼44 cm2 is set. The next phase of the experiment foresees the construction of a new detector with an active mass of ∼ 20 and equipped with silicon photomultipliers, called DarkSide-20k.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number087
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event9th Neutrino Oscillation Workshop, NOW 2016 - Otranto, Lecce, Italy
Duration: Sep 4 2016Sep 11 2016

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    Bottino, B., Bossa, M., Mandarano, A., Savarese, C., Razeto, A., Bonfini, G., Candela, A., Carlini, M., Cavalcante, P., De Deo, M., D'Incecco, M., Gabriele, F., Goretti, A. M., Ianni, A., Orsini, M., Rossi, N., Sablone, D., Tartaglia, R., Pallavicini, M., ... Unzhakov, E. V. (2016). DarkSide. Proceedings of Science, [087].