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18-19 June 2018
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

Darkside in 10 minutes

Jun 18, 2018, 5:30 PM
15m
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall

Oral Presentation Dark Matter and Astrophysics

Speaker

Alissa Monte (UMass Amherst)

Description

DarkSide-50 is the current phase of the DarkSide direct dark matter search program, operating underground at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. The detector is a dual-phase argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC), designed for direct detection of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, and housed within a veto system of liquid scintillator and water Cherenkov detectors. We will highlight recent results from a 532.4 live-days exposure using a target of low-radioactivity underground argon, including a low-mass dark matter search based on the ionization signal, which extends the exclusion region for spin-independent dark matter-nucleon coupling below previous limits in the mass range of 1.8-6 GeV/c^2. [https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06994, https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.06998, https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.07198]

Primary author

Alissa Monte (UMass Amherst)

Presentation Materials