Design and construction of the DEAP-3600 dark matter detector

Araudruz, P A, Baldwin, M, Batygov, M, Beltran, B, Bina, C E, Bishop, D, Boorman, G, Boulay, M G, Broerman, B, Bromwich, T, Churchwell, S, Peeters, S J M, White, R and others, (2018) Design and construction of the DEAP-3600 dark matter detector. Astroparticle Physics. ISSN 0927-6505 (Accepted)

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Abstract

The Dark matter Experiment using Argon Pulse-shape discrimination (DEAP) has been designed for a direct detection search for particle dark matter using a single-phase liquid argon target. The projected cross section sensitivity for DEAP-3600 to the spin-independent scattering of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) on nucleons is 10 −46 cm 2 for a 100 GeV/c 2 WIMP mass with a fiducial exposure of 3 tonne-years. This paper describes the physical properties and construction of the DEAP-3600 detector.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dark matter, WIMP, liquid argon, DEAP, SNOLAB, low back-ground
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
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Depositing User: Richard Chambers
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 12:18
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2018 12:18
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79189

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