DEAP-3600 Dark Matter Search. / DEAP Collaboration ; Seeburn, Navin.

In: Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings, Vol. 273-275, 31.05.2016, p. 340-346.

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The DEAP-3600 experiment is located 2 km underground at SNOLAB, in Sudbury, Ontario. It is a single-phase detector that searches for dark matter particle interactions within a 1000-kg fiducial mass target of liquid argon. A first generation prototype detector (DEAP-1) with a 7-kg liquid argon target mass demonstrated a high level of pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) for reducing β/γ backgrounds and helped to develop low radioactivity techniques to mitigate surface-related α backgrounds. Construction of the DEAP-3600 detector is nearly complete and commissioning is starting in 2014. The target sensitivity to spin-independent scattering of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) on nucleons of 10−46cm2 will allow one order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity over current searches at 100 GeV WIMP mass. This paper presents an overview and status of the DEAP-3600 project and discusses plans for a future multi-tonne experiment, DEAP-50T.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 May 2016
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