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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Workshop on Calculation of Double-Beta-Decay Matrix Elements, MEDEX'07|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2007|
|Event||Workshop on Calculation of Double-Beta-Decay Matrix Elements, MEDEX'07 - Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: Jun 11 2007 → Jun 14 2007
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Other||Workshop on Calculation of Double-Beta-Decay Matrix Elements, MEDEX'07|
|Period||6/11/07 → 6/14/07|
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- Dark-matter detection
- Superheated droplet detector