2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
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77 - Position resolution in the DEAP-3600 dark matter experiment

Jun 4, 2019, 5:21 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)


Joseph Willis (University of Alberta)


DEAP-3600 is a direct detection dark matter experiment using a cryogenic liquid Argon target mass. The detector is situated within a water tank and placed 2 kilometres underground at SNOLAB to shield it from outside sources of radiation. However, contaminants on the inner surface of the spherical acrylic vessel (AV) can trigger the detector and must be removed using data analysis. A cut is applied to remove such events that reconstruct near the surface of the AV, but the efficiency of this cut is strongly dependent on the accuracy of our reconstruction algorithms and so it is vital to understand the resolution of these fitters. This presentation details the development of a data-driven method for measuring the position resolution of a charge-based reconstruction algorithm. In February 2019 the collaboration released a first year paper with 758 tonne-day exposure, in which we showed a resolution of ~20 mm for events near the detector surface.

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Joseph Willis (University of Alberta)

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