7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Beyond DEAP-3600: Development of a 50-tonne Next-Generation Liquid Argon Detector at SNOLAB

8 Apr 2014, 16:45
Room D (Windsor Building)

Room D

Windsor Building

contributed talk Particle Astrophysics, Current and Future Parallel 2D


Simon Peeters (University of Sussex)


Building on the experience with single-phase Liquid Argon detectors, wich are particularly well-suited for high-mass WIMP sensitivity, I will present a conceptual design for a next-generation 50-tonne detector. In this large detector, surface background events which are one of the primary concerns for DEAP-3600, are mitigated more readily with position reconstruction, ultimately allowing a more conventional and cost-effective detector design. The high-discrimination of LAr of electronic events also mitigates the effect the neutrino background is the limiting factor in the ultimate sensitivity of all dark matter detectors.

Primary author

Simon Peeters (University of Sussex)

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