Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Darkside latest results and future prospects

Jul 7, 2018, 2:20 PM
105 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Dark Matter Detection Dark Matter Detection


Dr Alfredo Cocco (INFN/Na) Alfredo Cocco (Universita e sezione INFN di Napoli (IT))


DarkSide uses a dual-phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber to search for WIMP dark matter. The talk will present the latest result on the search for low mass ($M_{WIMP}<20\, GeV/c^2$) and high mass ($M_{WIMP}>100\, GeV/c^2$)
WIMPs from the current experiment, DarkSide-50, running since mid 2015 a 50-kg-active-mass TPC, filled with argon from an underground source. The next stage of the Darkside program will be a new generation experiment involving a global collaboration from all the current Argon based experiments.
DarkSide-20k, based on a >20-tonne fiducial mass TPC with SiPM based photosensors, is designed to have a background well below that from coherent scattering of solar and atmospheric neutrinos. Like its predecessor DarkSide-20k will be housed at the Gran Sasso (LNGS) underground laboratory, and it is expected to attain a WIMP-nucleon cross section exclusion sensitivity of $10^{-47}$ cm$^2$ for a WIMP mass of 1TeV/$c^2$ in a 5 yr run.

Primary author

Dr Alfredo Cocco (INFN/Na)

Presentation materials