May 24 – 28, 2021
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CYGNO: Optically Readout TPC for Directional Study of Rare Events

May 26, 2021, 5:00 AM
Poster Experiments: Dark Matter Detectors Posters: Dark Matter Detectors


Mr Samuele Torelli (Gran Sasso Science Institute)


CYGNO is a project realising a cubic meter demonstrator to study the scalability of the optical readout concept for a large-volume, GEM-equipped gaseous TPC to be operated at atmospheric pressure that represents an ideal candidate to be employed as directional detectors for rare events studies.
The combined use of high-granularity sCMOS and fast sensors for reading out the light produced in GEM channels during the multiplication processes was shown to allow reconstructing 3D direction of the tracks, offering accurate energy measurements and sensitivity to the source directionality. This type of detector has demonstrated a high particle identification capability, very useful to distinguish nuclear from electron recoils.
Performance of the large prototype (50 litres sensitive volume, 50 cm drift gap, 1000 cm$^2$ readout plane) will be shown and discussed.

Funding information INFN, ERC Consolidator Grant Proposal n. 818744.

Primary authors

Davide Pinci (Sapienza Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT)) Samuele Torelli

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