Parallel Session B
- Marco Pallavicini (GE)
Dr Riccardo Cerulli (INFN)
9/30/14, 2:00 PM
The DAMA/LIBRA set-up (about 250 kg highly radiopure NaI(Tl)) is running at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of INFN. The cumulative DAMA/LIBRA-phase1 data (1.04 ton x year) have been released; the data of the former DAMA/NaI and of the DAMA/LIBRA-phase1 (cumulative exposure 1.33 ton x yr) satisfy all the many requirements of the Dark Matter annual modulation signature at 9.3 sigma...
Dr Sonja Orrigo (IFIC-CSIC Valencia, Spain)
9/30/14, 2:20 PM
The XENON program aims at the direct detection of dark matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). A two-phase Time Projection Chamber (TPC) filled with ultra pure liquid xenon (LXe) is used for detecting nuclear recoils from WIMPs scattering off the Xe nuclei. The XENON100 experiment is the second phase of the XENON program. It has a total mass of 161 kg of LXe,...
Mr Miguel Ángel Oliván (Universidad de Zaragoza)
9/30/14, 2:40 PM
ANAIS (Annual modulation with NAI Scintillators) experiment will look for dark matter annual modulation with 250 kg of ultra-pure NaI(Tl) scintillators at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC), aiming to confirm the DAMA/LIBRA positive signal in a model-independent way. The detector will consist of 20 modules, each of them coupled to two photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). Two 12.5 kg each...
Dr Daniel Nieto Castano (Columbia University)
9/30/14, 3:00 PM
The standard model of cosmology requires dark matter (DM) to account for the 83% of the total mass density of the Universe. Assuming that the DM is composed of self-annihilating weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), its nature could be unraveled through the detection of the annihilation products, including photons with energies up to the WIMP mass. Annihilation of WIMPs with masses...