2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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72 - Scintillating Bubble Chamber for Detecting Dark Matter

Jun 4, 2019, 5:10 PM
SWH 9082 + AQ South-East Corner / coin sud-est (Simon Fraser University)

SWH 9082 + AQ South-East Corner / coin sud-est

Simon Fraser University

Poster Competition (Graduate Student) / Compétition affiches (Étudiant(e) 2e ou 3e cycle) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) PPD Poster Session & Student Poster Competition Finals (26) | Session d'affiches PPD et finales du concours d'affiches étudiantes (26)


Mr Hector Hawley Herrera


The search for dark matter is evolving, and the quest to reach lower cross-sections leads to new technologies. One of the newer proposals involves the use of a bubble chamber which employs noble elements (such as argon and xenon) as the active mass. The switch to these targets opens the possibility for a much lower sensitivity to backgrounds as well as an additional scintillation channel for use in discrimination which opens up the potential for lower mass dark matter to be studied with a lower energy threshold. This talk will introduce the scintillating bubble chamber as well as report on the progress and timeline.

Primary author

Mr Hector Hawley Herrera

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