29 July 2019 to 2 August 2019
Northeastern University
US/Eastern timezone

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

30 Jul 2019, 16:00
West Village G 102 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 102

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter


Yi Wang (University of California Los Angeles (US))


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 ($M_{WIMP} <20GeV/c^2$ ) 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

Collaboration DarkSide Yi Wang (University of California Los Angeles (US))

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