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

The status of KIMS-NaI experiment

4 Jul 2014, 11:48
Auditorium 3A ()

Auditorium 3A

Oral presentation Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology


Prof. Hyun Su Lee (Ewha Womans University)


Although an observation of the dark matter is higly interesting in physics community, an observation of the WIMP, strong candidates of dark matter particles, claimed by DAMA/LIBRA experiment has not yet been clearly proved. Many advanced compelling experiments have observed null signals claiming rejections of the DAMA/LIBRA observation, but still some model dependent interpretations are alived. To prove the DAMA/LIBRA observation without any model dependent argument, it is very important to perform an experiment using same detector for same annual modulation signature. Newly established KIMS-NaI experiment uses NaI(Tl) crystals as a scintillator to search WIMP in the Yangyang underground laboratory. We have planned growing of low background NaI(Tl) crystals about 200kg for the annual modulation searches in the same way of DAMA/LIBRA. The status including crystal growing, background characterization, and its reduction as well as the future prospect of KIMS-NaI experiment will be presented.

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Prof. Hyun Su Lee (Ewha Womans University)

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