DarkSide is a multi-stage program devoted to direct searches of Dark Matter particles with detectors based on double phase liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber. The DarkSide-50 setup is running underground at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. First it was operated with Atmospheric Argon and during that run (1422 ± 67) kg×d of truly background-free exposure has been accumulated. Obtained data made it possible to set a 90% C.L. upper limit on the WIMP-nucleon cross section of 6.1 × 10-44 cm2 (for a WIMP mass of 100 GeV/c2). Presently the detector is filled with Underground Argon, which is depleted in 39Ar by a factor of (1.4 ± 0.2)×103 with respect to Atmospheric Argon. Acquired so far (2616 ± 43) kg×d (71 live days) in combination with the data from the Atmospheric Argon run give us the 90% C.L. upper limit on the WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section of 2.0×10-44 cm2 for a WIMP mass of 100 GeV/c2. Up to date this is the best limit obtained with an argon target.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - Mar 7 2017|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Particle Physics and Astrophysics, ICPPA 2016 - Moscow, Russian Federation|
Duration: Oct 10 2016 → Oct 14 2016
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)