10-12 April 2013
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
Europe/Rome timezone

The COUPP detector and the acoustic alpha background discrimination technique.

11 Apr 2013, 11:45
20m
E. Fermi auditorium (INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso)

E. Fermi auditorium

INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso

SS 17 bis, km 18 + 910, 67100 Assergi (AQ), Italy
oral presentation Cosmogenic activation and low background techniques in experiments Session 6: Cosmogenic activation and low background techniques in experiments

Speaker

Dr Manuel Bou-Cabo (UPV)

Description

The nature of non‐baryonic dark matter (DM) is one of the most intriguing questions for particle physics at the start of the 21st century. The Chicagoland Observatory for Underground Particle Physics (COUPP) employs a CF3I bubble chamber to search for WIMP‐nucleus elastic scattering events. In this communication we show the plans, status and results of COUPP in the different bubble chamber generations (4 kg, 60 kg and 500 kg). We will put, as well, special attention to the acoustic technique employed to be able to discriminate bubbles from alphas allowing a large background reduction and thus increasing the sensitivity

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