Status and future plans of the experiment PICASSO searching for Dark Matter

F. Aubin, M. Auger, G. Azuelos, E. Behnke, B. Beltran Lizarraga, K. Clark, X. Dai, W. Feighery, M. H. Genest, G. Giroux, R. Gornea, S. Kanagalingam, C. Krauss, C. Leroy, L. Lessard, I. Levine, J. P. Martin, C. Mercier, A. Noble, R. NoultyM. C. Piro, S. Pospíšil, J. Sodomka, N. Starinski, C. Storey, I. Štekl, N. Vander Werf, U. Wichoski, V. Zacek

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Abstract

The PICASSO (Project in Canada to Search for Supersymmetric Objects) is looking for non-baryonic cold dark matter via nuclear scattering in high-purity large-mass superheated droplets detectors. The collaboration has finished the Phase I of the experiment (3 detector modules, around 7 g of active mass, each). Currently the second phase of the experiment is being set up at SNOLAB in which 32-detector modules (of 4.5 l volume each) is being installed. Upon completion, the underground detection array will have a total of 2 kg of active mass. Expected performance and future plans are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorkshop on Calculation of Double-Beta-Decay Matrix Elements, MEDEX'07
Pages82-85
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventWorkshop on Calculation of Double-Beta-Decay Matrix Elements, MEDEX'07 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 11 2007Jun 14 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume942
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherWorkshop on Calculation of Double-Beta-Decay Matrix Elements, MEDEX'07
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period6/11/076/14/07

Bibliographical note

Copyright:
Copyright 2007 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Dark-matter detection
  • Neutralino
  • Superheated droplet detector

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