SABRE - A test of DAMA with high-purity NaI(Tl) crystals

Jingke Xu, Frank Calaprice, Francis Froborg, Emily Shields, Burkhant Suerfu

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLow Radioactivity Techniques 2015, LRT 2015
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques
EditorsJohn L. Orrell
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413191
StatePublished - Aug 17 2015
Event5th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques, LRT 2015 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2015Mar 20 2015

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other5th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques, LRT 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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