13-19 June 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Early studies of detector optical calibrations for DEAP-3600

16 Jun 2015, 14:30
CCIS 1-140 (University of Alberta)

CCIS 1-140

University of Alberta

Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) T2-8 Cosmic frontier: Dark matter II (PPD) / Frontière cosmique: matière sombre II (PPD)


Dr Berta Beltran (Univeristy of Alberta)


The DEAP-3600 experiment is looking for dark matter WIMPs by detecting the scintillation light produced by a recoiling liquid argon nucleus. Using a 1 tonne fiducial volume a WIMP-nucleon cross section sensitivity of 10^{-46} cm2 in is expected for 3 years of data taking for a 100GeV WIMP. DEAP-3600 has been designed for a target background of 0.6 events in the WIMP region of interest in 3 years of data taking. In this talk I will present the status of the commissioning of the optical data collected by DEAP.

Primary author

Dr Berta Beltran (Univeristy of Alberta)

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