Sep 14 – 19, 2009
Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Dark matter and solar neutrinos with DEAP/CLEAN

Sep 16, 2009, 5:30 PM
25m
Sala Orsini (Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy)

Sala Orsini

Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy

http://win09.lngs.infn.it

Speaker

Franco Giuliani

Description

The large difference between the time constants of the two scintillation pulse com- ponents of a noble liquid like liquid Argon or Neon provide a very reliable correlation between pulse shape and type of event. This pulse shape discrimination already pro- vides the power of rejecting a background $10^{8}-10^{9}$ times larger than the signal. A 400 kg LAr detector, MiniCLEAN, is currently under construction, and a 3.6 ton detector, DEAP-3600, under development. The pro jected sensitivities of these two Dark Matter detectors are illustrated. As the DEAP/CLEAN program is also for p-p solar neu- trino detection, the sensitivity to these neutrinos expected from future larger upgrades loaded with liquid Neon is also discussed.

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