PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 340 - The 39th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2018) - Parallel: Dark Matter
The SABRE experiment for dark matter search
G. D'imperio,* M. Antonello, E. Barberio, T. Baroncelli, J. Benziger, L.J. Bignell, I. Bolognino, F. Calaprice, S. Copello, D. D’Angelo, I. Dafinei, G.D. Carlo, M. Diemoz, A.D. Ludovico, A.R. Duffy, F. Froborg, G.K. Giovanetti, E. Hoppe, A. Ianni, L. Ioannucci, S. Krishnan, G.J. Lane, I. Mahmood, A. Mariani, P. McGee, P. Montini, J. Mould, F. Nuti, D. Orlandi, M. Paris, V. Pettinacci, V. Toso, L. Pietrofaccia, D. Prokopovich, S. Rahatlou, N. Rossi, A. Sarbutt, E. Shields, M.J. Souza, A.E. Stuchbery, B. Suerfu, C. Tomei, P. Urquijo, C. Vignoli, M. Wada, A. Wallner, A.G. Williams, J. Xu, M. Zurowski on behalf of the SABRE Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Published on: August 02, 2019
Abstract
The SABRE (Sodium-iodide with Active Background REjection) experiment is a new detector
based on NaI(Tl) scintillating crystals for the dark matter detection through the annual modula-
tion. With ultra-pure crystals and an active veto system, based on liquid scintillator surrounding
the crystal array, SABRE will reach unprecedented low background and the highest sensitivity
among the present NaI(Tl) experiments. Moreover SABRE will be the first dark matter search
with twin detectors located in the North and South hemispheres, in Gran Sasso National Labora-
tories (LNGS), Italy, and Stawell Underground Laboratories (SUPL), Australia, respectively. The
double location will help to quantify possible seasonal effects, and is a unique feature to identify
a modulation of dark matter origins. SABRE is presently in the Proof-of-Principle (PoP) phase,
with the goal to measure the crystal intrinsic and cosmogenic backgrounds of one 5 kg crystal and
the active veto efficiency. We have performed a full geometry Monte Carlo simulation in order to
evaluate the background contributions in the two distinct operation modes foreseen for the PoP:
the potassium Measurement Mode (KMM) and the Dark Matter Measurement Mode (DMM),
where the liquid scintillator detector is used in coincidence or anti-coincidence with the crystal,
respectively. This paper presents the results of a detailed background simulation and the expected
sensitivity for the SABRE full scale experiment.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.340.0653
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