PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 282 - 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016) - Dark Matter Detection
Status and prospects of the NEWS-SNO experiment
A. Kamaha
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Pre-published on: February 06, 2017
Published on: April 19, 2017
Abstract
A novel experiment called NEWS-SNO (News Experiment With Spheres) is setting up at SNOLAB underground facility to probe low mass Dark Matter particles using a spherical gaseous detector and very light target nuclei such as hydrogen, helium and neon. The concept of spherical gaseous detectors to hunt for Dark Matter was pioneered by I. Giomatris~\cite{Ioanis} and developed at the laboratoire souterrain de Modane on a 60 cm diameter spherical detector. The analysis and preliminary results of the data collected from this prototype detector are discussed. The expected sensitivity calculated down to 0.7 GeV WIMP mass is quite promising. The attained performance paves the way forward for the larger scale detector to be installed at SNOLAB before the end of 2017. The status and expected sensitivity of the project at SNOLAB are also discussed.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.282.0216
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