2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

The XENON Dark Matter Project: from XENON100 to XENON1T

4 Jul 2014, 09:57
Auditorium 3A ()

Auditorium 3A

Oral presentation Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology


Dr. Matteo Alfonsi (Nikhef)


The XENON Collaboration aims at Dark Matter direct detection searching for interactions in a liquid xenon target. The XENON100 detector, a dual phase xenon Time Projection Chamber employing 161 kg of liquid xenon, started the first science run at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy in 2009. It provided as scientific output limits on the spin-independent and spin-dependent interaction cross sections of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), and the couplings of solar axions and galactic axion-like particles. We present the most recent results and we report the plan for the 2014 data taking. This run mainly focuses on additional calibration for the low energy response of the detector and the validation of new calibration techniques in view of the successor experiment, XENON1T. The new detector, currently under construction and starting data taking in 2015, will employ a liquid xenon target larger than 1 ton, reaching a sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section of the order of 10^-47 cm^2.

Primary author

Dr. Matteo Alfonsi (Nikhef)

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