Directional sensitivity to nuclear recoils would provide a smoking gun for a possible discovery of dark matter in the form of WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles). A hint of directional dependence of the response of a dual-phase argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) was found in the SCENE experiment. Given the potential importance of such a capability in the framework of dark matter searches, a new dedicated experiment, ReD (Recoil Directionality), was designed by the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration, in order to scrutinize this hint. Prior to the irradiation with a neutron beam, the ReD TPC underwent a long campaign of characterization and optimization: some selected results are presented in this contribution.

Sanfilippo, S., Agnes, P., Albergo, S., Albuquerque, I., Arba, M., Ave, M., et al. (2022). The Recoil Directionality (ReD) Experiment. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES, 2374(1), 012162 [10.1088/1742-6596/2374/1/012162].

The Recoil Directionality (ReD) Experiment

Sanfilippo, S
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Bussino, S
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Mari, S M
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2022-01-01

Abstract

Directional sensitivity to nuclear recoils would provide a smoking gun for a possible discovery of dark matter in the form of WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles). A hint of directional dependence of the response of a dual-phase argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC) was found in the SCENE experiment. Given the potential importance of such a capability in the framework of dark matter searches, a new dedicated experiment, ReD (Recoil Directionality), was designed by the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration, in order to scrutinize this hint. Prior to the irradiation with a neutron beam, the ReD TPC underwent a long campaign of characterization and optimization: some selected results are presented in this contribution.
Sanfilippo, S., Agnes, P., Albergo, S., Albuquerque, I., Arba, M., Ave, M., et al. (2022). The Recoil Directionality (ReD) Experiment. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES, 2374(1), 012162 [10.1088/1742-6596/2374/1/012162].
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