PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 337 - Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (NOW2018) - Session V: Particle Physics in the Cosmos
A NaI-based cryogenic scintillating calorimeter: status and results of the COSINUS project
N. Di Marco,* P. Stefano, A. Godehard, M. Michele, P. Federica, P. Franz, C. Paolo, G. Luca, G. Claudio, P. Lorenzo, P. Gianluigi, R. Florian, S. Jochen, S. Christoph, S. Martin, S. Karoline, Z. Vanessa, Z. Yong
*corresponding author
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Published on: April 24, 2019
The COSINUS (Cryogenic Observatory for SIgnals seen in Next-generation Underground Searches) project aims to provide a model-independent cross-check of the long-standing DAMA/LIBRA claim on the observation of dark matter. The use of sodium iodide (NaI) crystals,
operated at cryogenic temperature as scintillating calorimeters, offers both a low energy threshold for nuclear recoils and the possibility to perform particle discrimination. Indeed, the dual
read-out of phonon and light allows to perform signal-to-background discrimination on an event-by-event basis, a unique feature in comparison to other NaI-based dark matter searches. In this
paper we will present the COSINUS detector concept together with status and future prospects of the project.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.337.0097
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