The PICASSO direct dark matter search experiment

F. Aubin, M. Barnabé-Heider, E. Behnke, K. Clark, M. Di Marco, P. Doane, W. Feighery, M. H. Genest, R. Gornea, R. Guénette, S. Kanagalingam, C. B. Krauss, C. Leroy, L. Lessard, I. Levine, J. P. Martin, C. Muthusi, A. J. Noble, R. Noulty, S. PospisilJ. Sodomka, I. Stekl, U. Wichoski, V. Zacek

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Abstract

The PICASSO experiment is searching for cold dark matter through the direct detection of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), in particular neutralinos (χ) via their spin-dependent interactions with nuclei. The experiment is installed in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Laboratory at a depth of 2070 m (6000 mwe). PICASSO makes use of the superheated droplet technique with C4F10 as the active material, and searches for χ interactions on 19F. The results of these measurements are presented in terms of limits on the spin-dependent χ-proton and χ-neutron cross sections. Limits on the effective χ-proton and χ-neutron coupling strengths ap and an are also reported. The results exclude new regions of the spin-dependent χ-nucleon interaction parameter space. The next phase of PICASSO is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMULTIPARTICLE DYNAMICS
Subtitle of host publicationXXXV International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics; and Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy
Pages265-270
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2006
EventMULTIPARTICLE DYNAMICS: XXXV International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics and the Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy - Kromeriz, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 9 2005Aug 17 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume828
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherMULTIPARTICLE DYNAMICS: XXXV International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics and the Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy
CountryCzech Republic
CityKromeriz
Period8/9/058/17/05

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Alpha particles
  • Dark matter
  • Neutralino
  • Neutrons
  • Superheated droplet detectors

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