4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Status of the KIMS-NaI experiment

5 Aug 2015, 17:30
18m
Michigan (Michigan League)

Michigan

Michigan League

Cosmology and Dark Matter Experiment AstroParticle, Cosmology, Dark Matter Searches, and CMB

Speaker

Ms Kyungwon Kim (Center for Underground Physics, Seoul National University)

Description

A number of experiments are operating around the world that search for WIMP, one of the Dark Matter candidates. Among these experiments, DAMA is unique in that it has consistently claimed the observation an annual WIMP modulation signal while others rule out the DAMA signal region in the parameter space. The KIMS-NaI experiment aims to confirm the DAMA observation unambiguously using same type of crystal detectors (NaI(Tl)). We have developed low-background NaI(Tl) crystals and carried out tests in the Yangyang underground laboratory. The result of our NaI detectors and future prospects of the experiment will be presented.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Ms Kyungwon Kim (Center for Underground Physics, Seoul National University)

Presentation Materials