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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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Backgrounds and Sensitivity Expectations for XENON100 (15'+5')
The XENON100 experiment aims to detect cold dark matter particles via their 
elastic collisions with xenon nuclei. An 
ultra-low background,  two-phase time projection chamber  with a total of 170 
kg of xenon (70 kg in the active 
region)  has been installed at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory and is 
currently in commissioning phase. We 
present background predictions based on Monte Carlo simulations with input 
from screening of detector and shield 
materials.  We show the expected sensitivity for spin-independent and spin-
dependent cross sections on nucleons 
and compare with theoretical predictions from physics beyond the Standard 
Id: 470
Place: AlbaNova
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium
Starting date:
19-Aug-2008   13:05
Duration: 20'
Contribution type: Talk
Primary Authors: Prof. BAUDIS, Laura Baudis (University of Zurich)
Co-Authors: XENON100, Collaboration (--)
Presenters: Prof. BAUDIS, Laura Baudis
Material: slide Slides
Included in session: Direct detection - experiments
Included in track: Direct detection - experiments

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