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Title: Status and perspective of the DarkSide experiment at LNGS

Abstract

The DarkSide experiment aims to perform a background-free direct search for dark matter with a dual-phase argon TPC. The current phase of the experiment, DarkSide-50, is acquiring data at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and produced the most sensitive limit on the WIMP-nucleon cross section ever obtained with a liquid argon target (2.0 × 10 -44 cm2 for a WIMP mass of 100 GeV/c 2). The future phase of the experiment will be a 20 t fiducial mass detector, designed to reach a sensitivity of ~1 × 10 -47 cm2 (at 1 TeV/c 2 WIMP mass) with a background-free exposure of 100 ty. Here, this work contains a discussion of the current status of the DarkSide-50 WIMP search and of the results which are more relevant for the construction of the future detector.

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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
The DarkSide Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1421535
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-17-652-E
Journal ID: ISSN 2037-4909; 1653358; TRN: US1801521
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Il Nuovo Cimento. C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: C40; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2037-4909
Publisher:
Societa italiana di fisica
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Agnes, P. Status and perspective of the DarkSide experiment at LNGS. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1393/ncc/i2017-17164-8.
Agnes, P. Status and perspective of the DarkSide experiment at LNGS. United States. doi:10.1393/ncc/i2017-17164-8.
Agnes, P. Sat . "Status and perspective of the DarkSide experiment at LNGS". United States. doi:10.1393/ncc/i2017-17164-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1421535.
@article{osti_1421535,
title = {Status and perspective of the DarkSide experiment at LNGS},
author = {Agnes, P.},
abstractNote = {The DarkSide experiment aims to perform a background-free direct search for dark matter with a dual-phase argon TPC. The current phase of the experiment, DarkSide-50, is acquiring data at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and produced the most sensitive limit on the WIMP-nucleon cross section ever obtained with a liquid argon target (2.0 × 10-44 cm2 for a WIMP mass of 100 GeV/c2). The future phase of the experiment will be a 20 t fiducial mass detector, designed to reach a sensitivity of ~1 × 10-47 cm2 (at 1 TeV/c2 WIMP mass) with a background-free exposure of 100 ty. Here, this work contains a discussion of the current status of the DarkSide-50 WIMP search and of the results which are more relevant for the construction of the future detector.},
doi = {10.1393/ncc/i2017-17164-8},
journal = {Il Nuovo Cimento. C},
number = 5,
volume = C40,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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