Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
Welcome to the 2015 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2015!

In-situ Surface Contamination Removal With the DEAP-3600 Resurfacing Robot

Jun 17, 2015, 7:08 PM
CCIS Ground Floor PCL lounge (University of Alberta)

CCIS Ground Floor PCL lounge

University of Alberta

Poster (Non-Student) / affiche (non-étudiant) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) PPD Poster Session with beer / Session d'affiches, avec bière PPD


Dr Bei Cai (Queen's University)


The success of any Dark Matter experiment depends on the ability of reducing any possible sources of backgrounds. For the DEAP-3600 experiment, surface backgrounds were reduced in-situ by removing more than 100 microns of acrylic from the most inner part of the detector with a resurfacing robot (Resurfacer). This machine was successfully run for over 200 hours, combined with a purge gas system that further eliminated Rn daughters depositions. We will present here the results of the Resurfacer runs, including all different used monitoring methods that allowed to estimate the current surface backgrounds level to be $0.1$ events in 3 years exposure.

Primary author

Pietro Giampa (Queen's University)


Dr Bei Cai (Queen's University)

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