September 30, 2014 to October 3, 2014
C.U.M.O. Noto (SR), Italy
Europe/Rome timezone
RICAP-14 The Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics in Noto, Sicily, Italy

Dark matter searches using superheated liquid detectors

Oct 2, 2014, 2:00 PM
Aula A, first floor (C.U.M.O. Noto (SR), Italy)

Aula A, first floor

C.U.M.O. Noto (SR), Italy


Dr Manuel Bou-Cabo (UPV)


In this talk, the technique of using bubble nucleation in superheated liquid detectors for dark matter searches is addressed. This technique can be very competitive, especially for the case of spin dependent interaction. Different detectors, such as bubble chambers, liquid droplets and geyser chambers will be presented. Finally, the activities and results of PICO bubble chambers will be shown. A new world‐best spin dependent WIMP­proton cross-section limit has been obtained with the first physics run of PICO 2L-detector.

Primary author

Dr Miguel Ardid (IGIC- Universitat Politècnica de València)

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