24-28 February 2020
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

The DarkSide project, its past, present and future steps.

27 Feb 2020, 10:30
Invited Oral Instrumentation for Astroparticle and Neutrino physics Instrumentation for Astroparticle and Neutrino physics


Dr Yury Suvorov (University of Naples Federico II, Napoli)


The DarkSide is a scientific project based on the dual-phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber technology with the goal of direct search for the WIMP dark matter. This talk will give an update of the present status of the project and its future steps. Latest results from the DarkSide-50, the fist detector of the DarkSide family dedicated to the scientific run will be briefly described. The detector was built at Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS, Italy), filled with 150kg of low radioactivity underground argon and is in data taking since mid of 2015. The next step of the DarkSide program is a new generation experiment, Darkside-20k, lead by a global collaboration formed by the present Argon based direct DM detection experiments and will also be located at LNGS. The DarkSide-20k, is a 20-tonne fiducial mass acrylic TPC with SiPM based photosensors, is designed to have a background well below that from coherent scattering of solar and atmospheric neutrinos and heading to explore the region of a WIMP-nucleon cross section of $10^{-47}$ cm$^2$ for a WIMP mass of 1TeV/c$^2$ in a 5 yr run. The ReD experiment is a lab scale new type TPC containing all technical solutions to be implemented in Darkside-20k was assembled in Naples University of Federico II with the goal of the directionality study in LAr. Its current status and plans will also be presented in this talk.

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Dr Yury Suvorov (University of Naples Federico II, Napoli)

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