15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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PICO-2L analysis and background discrimination techniques.

19 Jun 2014, 10:00
C-112 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (R1-9) Future of Cosmic Frontier: Dark Matter II - PPD-DNP-DTP / Avenir de la frontière cosmique: matière sombre II - PPD-DPN-DPT


Chanpreet Amole (Q)


The PICO collaboration has recently commissioned a superheated liquid dark matter detector with 2 liters of perfluoropropane (C3F8) as a target material at the SNOLAB underground laboratory. Although PICO-2L is a pilot experiment for the larger mass PICO-250L detector, it provides an excellent sensitivity to low-mass (~10 GeV) WIMP due to the powerful background rejection at nuclear recoil thresholds of as low as 3 keV. The status of the analysis and the performance of the detector will be discussed, and an overview of the various techniques used in data analysis will be provided.

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