The Recoil Directionality (ReD) Experiment

S. Sanfilippo, P. Agnes, S. Albergo, I. Albuquerque, M. Arba, M. Ave, A. Boiano, W. M. Bonivento, B. Bottino, S. Bussino, M. Cadeddu, A. Caminata, N. Canci, G. Cappello, M. Caravati, M. Cariello, S. Castellano, S. Catalanotti, V. Cataudella, R. CeresetoR. Cesarano, C. Cicalò, G. Covone, A. De Candia, G. De Filippis, G. De Rosa, S. Davini, C. Dionisi, G. Dolganov, G. Fiorillo, D. Franco, G. K. Giovanetti, C. Galbiati, M. Gulino, V. Ippolito, N. Kemmerich, I. Kochanek, G. Korga, M. Kuss, M. La Commara, L. La Delfa, M. Leyton, X. Li, M. Lissia, S. M. Mari, C. J. Martoff, V. Masone, G. Matteucci, P. Musico, V. Oleynikov, M. Pallavicini, L. Pandola, A. Razeto, M. Rescigno, J. Rode, N. Rossi, D. Sablone, E. Scapparone, A. Sosa, Y. Suvorov, G. Testera, A. Tricomi, M. Tuveri, M. Wada, H. Wang, Y. Wang

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Directional sensitivity to nuclear recoils would provide a smoking gun for a possible discovery of dark matter in the form of WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles). A hint of directional dependence of the response of a dual-phase argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) was found in the SCENE experiment. Given the potential importance of such a capability in the framework of dark matter searches, a new dedicated experiment, ReD (Recoil Directionality), was designed by the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration, in order to scrutinize this hint. Prior to the irradiation with a neutron beam, the ReD TPC underwent a long campaign of characterization and optimization: some selected results are presented in this contribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012162
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022
Event2021 International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, TIPP 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: May 23 2021May 28 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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