Session B7: Dark Matter: Direct Searches and Theory

10:45 AM–12:33 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2012
Room: Embassy D

Sponsoring Unit: DAP
Chair: Heywood Tam, University of Florida

Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.APR.B7.2

Abstract: B7.00002 : Preliminary Analysis of Electroluminescence from DarkSide-10 Dark Matter Detector

10:57 AM–11:09 AM

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Author:

  Christina Martin
    (Temple University)

DarkSide-10 is the first, fully operational, liquid argon time projection (TPC) prototype detector for the DarkSide Collaboration. We employ a dual-phase argon TPC with the goal of achieving the highest possible discrimination of nuclear recoils from background radiation. The first studies from DarkSide-10 in an underground shielded environment will be reported here. Specifically a detailed analysis of the pulse shape and light yield of electroluminescence from extracted ionization charge drifting in the gas phase will be presented.

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