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SABRE: WIMP modulation detection in the northern and southern hemisphere

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Title: SABRE: WIMP modulation detection in the northern and southern hemisphere
Authors: Froborg, F
Collaboration, FTSABRE
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Measuring an annual modulation in a direct Dark Matter detection experiment is not only a proof of the existence of WIMPs but can also tell us more about their interaction with standard matter and maybe even their density and velocity in the halo. Such a modulation has been measured by the DAMA/LIBRA experiment in NaI(Tl) crystals. However, the interpretation as WIMP signal is controversial due to contradicting results by other experiments. The SABRE experiment aims to shed light on this controversy by detecting the annual modulation in the same target material as DAMA with twin detectors at LNGS in Italy and at SUPL in Australia. The two locations in the northern and southern hemisphere allow to verify if other seasonal effects or the site have an influence on the measurement, thus reducing systematic effects. This paper will give an overview on the experimental design, the current status of the proof of principle phase mainly devoted to high-purity crystal growing, and an outlook on future plans.
Issue Date: 9-Jun-2016
Date of Acceptance: 7-Sep-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/38426
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/718/4/042021
ISSN: 1742-6588
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume: 718
Copyright Statement: Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Keywords: physics.ins-det
02 Physical Sciences
09 Engineering
Notes: Proceedings of the XIV International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2015), 7-11 September 2015, Torino, Italy
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: 042021
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