The dark matter claim by DAMA is both significant and controversial. Several experiments have claimed to rule out DAMA/LIBRA, but the comparisons are made based on dark matter halo and dark matter-interaction models that are currently unknown. Therefore, an unambiguous test of DAMA/LIBRA is best made using NaI(Tl) crystals with lower residual background than that of DAMA/LIBRA, and the SABRE experiment is designed to achieve this goal. In this paper we will discuss the development of high-purity SABRE NaI(Tl) crystals and detectors, and progress of the SABRE experiment toward testing DAMA/LIBRA.
|Title of host publication
|Low Radioactivity Techniques 2015, LRT 2015
|Subtitle of host publication
|Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques
|John L. Orrell
|American Institute of Physics Inc.
|Published - Aug 17 2015
|5th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques, LRT 2015 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2015 → Mar 20 2015
|AIP Conference Proceedings
|5th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques, LRT 2015
|3/18/15 → 3/20/15
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Physics and Astronomy