Jul 20 – 21, 2020
US/Central timezone

The DarkSide-20k Experiment in 10 Minutes

Jul 20, 2020, 1:45 PM


Michael Poehlmann (University of California, Davis)


DarkSide-20k is a next-generation dark matter detector at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. With a projected sensitivity of $7.4 \times 10^{−48}$ cm$^2$ for 1 TeV/$c^2$ WIMPs for a 10 year run, DarkSide-20k will be the most sensitive dark matter experiment ever built. I will highlight the innovative design features of the DarkSide-20k experiment, including custom cryogenic silicon photomultipliers and a novel sealed acrylic TPC. I will also discuss strategies for mitigating several important sources of intrinsic background.

Fermilab report number FERMILAB-SLIDES-20-044-E

Primary author

Michael Poehlmann (University of California, Davis)

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