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IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
18-22 August 2008 AlbaNova
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DEAP/CLEAN experiment at SNOLAB (15'+5')
The DEAP/CLEAN experiment will search for dark matter particle interactions on 
liquid argon at SNOLAB.   The 
generation detector (DEAP-1) with a 7-kg liquid argon target mass is currently 
operating underground at SNOLAB 
and an overview of that experiment, including pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) 
results for reducing β/γ 
backgrounds, and the status of data collection at SNOLAB, will be presented.  A 
larger detector (DEAP/CLEAN-
containing a total of 3600 kg of liquid argon is currently being designed, with a 
target sensitivity to spin-
independent scattering on nucleons of 
10-46 cm2, several hundred times more sensitive than current dark matter 
experiments.  Initial construction 
activities are planned for SNOLAB beginning in 2008.  The design and 
construction status of DEAP/CLEAN-3600 
be presented.
Id: 466
Place: AlbaNova
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium
Starting date:
19-Aug-2008   09:50
Duration: 20'
Contribution type: Talk
Primary Authors: Prof. BOULAY, Mark (Queen's University)
Presenters: Prof. BOULAY, Mark
Material: slide Slides
Included in session: Direct detection - experiments
Included in track: Direct detection - experiments

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