Aug 5 – 10, 2019
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto Canada
America/Toronto timezone

Darkside-50 Results and the Future Liquid Argon Dark Matter Program

Aug 6, 2019, 4:00 PM
Parallel Session talk Dark Matter Searches Astroparticle, Dark Matter (Parallel)


Dr Valerio Ippolito (INFN Sezione di Roma (IT))


DarkSide uses a dual-phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber to search for WIMP dark matter. The talk will present the world leading result on the search for low mass ($M_{WIMP} <20GeV/c^2$ ) and high mass ($M_{WIMP}>100GeV/c^2$) 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, is designed as a 20-tonne fiducial mass TPC with SiPM based photosensors, expected
to be free of any instrumental background for an exposure of >100 ton x years. 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 $1 TeV/c^2$ in a 5 yr run.
A subsequent objective, towards the end of the next decade, will be the construction of the ultimate
detector, ARGO, with a 300 t fiducial mass to push the sensitivity to the neutrino floor region for high mass WIMPs.
The combination of the three experiments, part of a single family, will cover completely the WIMP hypothesis from 1GeV/c2 to several hundreds of TeV/c2 masses.

Primary authors

DarkSide Collaboration Dr Valerio Ippolito (INFN Sezione di Roma (IT))

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