Commissioning of the ArDM experiment at the Canfranc underground laboratory: First steps towards a tonne-scale liquid argon time projection chamber for Dark Matter searches
Luise, Silvestro D.
Murphy, Sebastien Q.
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The Argon Dark Matter (ArDM) experiment consists of a liquid argon (LAr) time projection chamber (TPC) sensitive to nuclear recoils, resulting from scattering of hypothetical Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) on argon targets. With an active target mass of 850 kg ArDM represents an important milestone towards developments for large LAr Dark Matter detectors. Here we present the experimental apparatus currently installed underground at the Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain. We show data on gaseous or liquid argon targets recorded in 2015 during the commissioning of ArDM in single phase at zero E-field (ArDM Run I). The data confirms the overall good and stable performance of the ArDM tonne-scale LAr detector Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Pages / Article No.
PublisherInstitute of Physics
SubjectDark matter detectors; Dark matter experiments
Organisational unit03503 - Rubbia, André / Rubbia, André
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