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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - 2022|
|Event||2021 International Conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, TIPP 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: May 23 2021 → May 28 2021
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)