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

R&D towards hydrogen-doped LXe TPCs

Aug 1, 2019, 4:34 PM
West Village G 102 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 102

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter


Alissa Monte Alissa Monte


Next generation liquid xenon TPCs, like LZ, will offer an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity to WIMP dark matter with masses above 10 GeV. The introduction of a low-Z element, like hydrogen, into a large xenon TPC would take advantage of the excellent self-shielding xenon environment, while potentially extending sensitivity down to ~50 MeV WIMP masses. This talk will describe ongoing R&D efforts to quantify the dissolution of H2 in LXe and the response of such a mixture in a small test chamber at Fermilab.

Primary authors

Alissa Monte Alissa Monte

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