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

A DEAP Search for Dark Matter: An Overview of the DEAP-3600 Experiment

8 Apr 2014, 14:00
Room D (Windsor Building)

Room D

Windsor Building

contributed talk Particle Astrophysics, Current and Future Parallel 1D


Dr Joseph Walding (Royal Holloway, University of London)


DEAP-3600 is a single-phase liquid Argon dark matter detector currently under construction at SNOLAB in Canada with first physics data expected in the summer, 2014. DEAP has been designed to achieve extremely low background rates, including those from 39Ar β decays, neutron scatters, and surface α contamination, with the goal of measuring the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section down to 10$^{-46}$ cm$^{2}$ for a 100 GeV WIMP - a factor of 10 below current limits. Here an overview of the DEAP program will be presented including new results from DEAP-1 describing the background discrimination techniques and radon background measurements.

Primary author

Dr Joseph Walding (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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