Dark matter search with PICASSO

V. Zacek, S. Archambault, E. Behnke, J. Behnke, M. Das, A. Davour, F. Debris, N. Dhungana, J. Farine, S. Gagnebin, H. Hinnefeld, C. M. Jackson, A. Kamaha, C. Krauss, M. Lafrenière, M. Laurin, I. Lawson, C. Lévy, L. Lessard, I. LevineD. Marlisov, J. P. Martin, S. Kumaratunga, R. MacDonald, P. Mitra, P. Nadeau, A. Noble, M. C. Piro, A. Plante, R. Podviyaniuk, S. Pospisil, S. Seth, O. Scallon, N. Starinski, I. Stekl, N. Vander Werf, U. Wichoski, T. Xie

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PICASSO at SNOLAB searches primarily for spin-dependent WIMP interactions on 19F using the superheated droplet technique. This technique is based on the bubble chamber principle, where phase transitions in superheated liquid droplets can be triggered by WIMP induced nuclear recoils. The physics of the detection process allows a highly efficient suppression of backgrounds from cosmic muons, γ- and β-rays. We will discuss qualitatively recent progress in PICASSO and its sensitivity reach for spin-dependent and spin-independent WIMP searches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012023
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Sep 5 2011Sep 9 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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