The darkside program at lngs

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The DarkSide program at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso aims to perform background-free WIMP searches using double phase liquid argon time projection chambers, with the ultimate goal of covering all parameters down to the so-called neutrino floor. One of the distinct features of the program is the use of underground argon with has a reduced content of the radioactive 39Ar compared to atmospheric argon. The DarkSide Collaboration is currently operating the DarkSide-50 experiment, the first such WIMP detector using underground argon, resulting in the best WIMP limits obtained with argon. The results obtained with DarkSide-50 and the plans for the next steps of the DarkSide program, the 20 t fiducial mass DarkSide-20k detector and the 200 t fiducial Argo, are reviewed in this proceedings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 51st Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology 2016
EditorsEtienne Auge, Jacques Dumarchez, Jean Tran Thanh Van
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9791096879014
StatePublished - 2016
Event51st Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology 2016 - La Thuile, Italy
Duration: Mar 19 2016Mar 26 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 51st Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology 2016


Conference51st Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology 2016
CityLa Thuile

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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