Jul 5 – 12, 2017
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Cosinus - Cryogenic Dark Matter searches with NaI crystals

Jul 7, 2017, 11:45 AM
Room Mosaici-2 (Palazzo del Casinò)

Room Mosaici-2

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Dark Matter Dark matter


Jochen Schieck (Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT))


Cosinus is a R&D project aiming for the cryogenic operation of NaI-crystals to search for elastic dark matter scattering. NaI-crystals are scintillating and
the combined measurement of the scintillation light and the phonon signal allows a precise measurement of the deposited energy and a good separation between signal and background events. However, NaI is hygroscopic and requires a special treatment during the construction of the modules. In addition, the scintillation properties of NaI at cryogenic temperatures have not been measured yet. First results and future plans for operating a NaI crystals at cryogenic temperatures will be present. A dark matter direct detection experiment with NaI crystals operating at cryogenic temperatures would provide additional information for the understanding of the dark-mater claim by the DAMA/LIBRA collaboration.

Experimental Collaboration COSINUS Collaboration

Primary author

Jochen Schieck (Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT))

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