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Search for low mass WIMP dark matter with DarkSide-50

by Masato Kimura on behalf of DarkSide-50 Collaboration

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Authors (as Contributors): MASATO KIMURA
Submission information
Preprint link: scipost_202209_00055v2
Date submitted: 2022-11-07 15:11
Submitted by: KIMURA, MASATO
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 14th International Conference on Identification of Dark Matter
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Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Approach: Experimental


DarkSide-50 is a direct dark matter detection experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso that uses argon as the target material. Exploiting the ionization signal from a dual-phase time projection chamber filled with low-radioactivity argon, it has set the most stringent exclusion limit on WIMPs with a mass of few GeV/c2. A new analysis has recently been carried out with a larger exposure, profiting from an improved under- standing of the detector response and background model. An improvement of about a factor 10 in sensitivity is expected for a WIMP mass of 2 GeV/c2.

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We add references to other experiments and neutrino floor for Fig.3.

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