The darkside-50 experiment: A liquid argon target for dark matter particles

P. Agnes, L. Agostino, I. F.M. Albuquerque, T. Alexander, A. K. Alton, K. Arisaka, H. O. Back, B. Baldin, K. Biery, G. Bonfini, M. Bossa, B. Bottino, A. Brigatti, J. Brodsky, F. Budano, S. Bussino, M. Cadeddu, L. Cadonati, M. Cadoni, F. CalapriceN. Canci, A. Candela, H. Cao, M. Cariello, M. Carlini, S. Catalanotti, P. Cavalcante, A. Chepurnov, A. G. Cocco, G. Covone, L. Crippa, 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, E. Edkins, A. Empl, A. Fan, G. Fiorillo, K. Fomenko, G. Forster, D. Franco, F. Gabriele, C. Galbiati, C. Giganti, A. M. Goretti, F. Granato, L. Grandi, M. Gromov, M. Guan, Y. Guardincerri, B. R. Hackett, K. Herner, E. V. Hungerford, Al Ianni, An Ianni, I. James, C. Jollet, K. Keeter, C. L. Kendziora, V. Kobychev, G. Koh, D. Korablev, G. Korga, A. Kubankin, X. Li, M. Lissia, P. Lombardi, S. Luitz, Y. Ma, I. N. Machulin, A. Mandarano, S. M. Mari, J. Maricic, L. Marini, C. J. Martoff, A. Meregaglia, P. D. Meyers, T. Miletic, R. Milincic, D. Montanari, A. Monte, M. Montuschi, M. Monzani, P. Mosteiro, B. J. Mount, V. N. Muratova, P. Musico, J. Napolitano, A. Nelson, S. Odrowski, M. Orsini, F. Ortica, L. Pagani, M. Pallavicini, E. Pantic, S. Parmeggiano, K. Pelczar, N. Pelliccia, S. Perasso, A. Pocar, S. Pordes, D. A. Pugachev, H. Qian, K. Randle, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, B. Reinhold, A. L. Renshaw, A. Romani, B. Rossi, N. Rossi, D. Rountree, D. Sablone, P. Saggese, R. Saldanha, W. Sands, S. Sangiorgio, C. Savarese, 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, A. Vishneva, B. Vogelaar, M. Wada, S. Walker, H. Wang, Y. Wang, A. W. Watson, S. Westerdale, J. Wilhelmi, M. M. Wojcik, X. Xiang, J. Xu, C. Yang, J. Yoo, S. Zavatarelli, A. Zec, W. Zhong, C. Zhu, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

The DarkSide-50 experiment, located at the “Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (INFN)”, is based on low-radioactivity argon double phase time projection chamber, surrounded by an active liquid scintillator veto, designed for the zero background achievement. The liquid argon features sufficient self shielding and easy scalability to multi-tons scale. The impressive reduction of the 39Ar isotope (compared to the atmospheric argon), along with the excellent pulse shape discrimination, make this technology a possible candidate for the forthcoming generation of multi-ton Dark Matter experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPARTICLE PHYSICS at the Year of Light
EditorsAlexander I. Studenikin, Alexander I. Studenikin
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages355-360
Number of pages6
Edition211889
ISBN (Print)9789813224551
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event17th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics, 2015 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: Aug 20 2015Aug 26 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 17th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics - Particle Physics at the Year of Light, 2015
Number211889
Volume0

Other

Other17th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics, 2015
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period8/20/158/26/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Agnes, P., Agostino, L., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Alexander, T., Alton, A. K., Arisaka, K., Back, H. O., Baldin, B., Biery, K., Bonfini, G., Bossa, M., Bottino, B., Brigatti, A., Brodsky, J., Budano, F., Bussino, S., Cadeddu, M., Cadonati, L., Cadoni, M., ... Zuzel, G. (2017). The darkside-50 experiment: A liquid argon target for dark matter particles. In A. I. Studenikin, & A. I. Studenikin (Eds.), PARTICLE PHYSICS at the Year of Light (211889 ed., pp. 355-360). (Proceedings of the 17th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics - Particle Physics at the Year of Light, 2015; Vol. 0, No. 211889). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813224568_0057