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

The search for light dark matter with the NEWS-G detector

Aug 6, 2019, 4:30 PM
Parallel Session talk Dark Matter Searches Astroparticle, Dark Matter (Parallel)


Guillaume Giroux (Queen's University)


The NEWS-G (New Experiments With Spheres – Gas) collaboration searches for light dark matter using spherical proportional counters (SPCs) located in deep underground laboratories. A choice of light gas targets (Ne, He, H) in conjunction with sub-KeV nuclear recoil thresholds allow for sensitivity to low-mass WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) down to 0.1 GeV/c^2. The recent results from SEDINE, a 60-cm diameter SPC located at LSM (Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane), set new constraints for WIMP masses lighter than 0.6 GeV/c^2 and will be presented. New gas quenching factor measurements obtained at the TUNL (Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory) facility and the status and outlook of the 1.4-metre diameter ultra-low background SPC project to be installed at SNOLAB will also be presented.

Primary author

Guillaume Giroux (Queen's University)

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