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Abstract

DarkSide-50 is a dual-phase argon Time Projection Chamber (TPC), developed for use in a search for direct evidence of dark matter. The experiment is hosted in Hall C of the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, underneath the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, and has been collecting data since October 2013.
DS-20k is a two-phase LAr detector with a 50 tonnes active volume. It will be installed in LNGS Hall-C in 2022 and will either detect WIMP dark matter or reach a 90% exclusion sensitivity to WIMP-nucleon cross sections of 7.4x10-48cm2 at the mass of 1TeV/c2.


Spokesperson 
JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING (GSSI and Princeton University)
Deputy Spokesperson
JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING (INFN and Napoli University)


DarkSide-50 Collaboration (2019)

P. Agnes,1 I.F.M. Albuquerque,2 T. Alexander,3 A.K. Alton,4 M. Ave,2 H.O. Back,3 G. Batignani,5, 6 K. Biery,7 V. Bocci,8 G. Bonfini,9 W.M. Bonivento,10 B. Bottino,11, 12 S. Bussino,13, 14 M. Cadeddu,15, 10 M. Cadoni,15, 10 F. Calaprice,16 A. Caminata,12 N. Canci,1, 9 A. Candela,9 M. Caravati,15, 10 M. Cariello,12 M. Carlini,9, 17 M. Carpinelli,18, 19 S. Catalanotti,20, 21 V. Cataudella,20, 21 P. Cavalcante,22, 9 S. Cavuoti,20, 21 A. Chepurnov,23 C. Cicalò,10 A.G. Cocco,21 G. Covone,20, 21 D. D’Angelo,24, 25 M. D’Incecco,9 D. D’Urso,18, 19 S. Davini,12 A. De Candia,20, 21 S. De Cecco,8, 26 M. De Deo,9 G. De Filippis,20, 21 G. De Rosa,20, 21 A.V. Derbin,27 A. Devoto,15, 10 F. Di Eusanio,16, 22 G. Di Pietro,9, 25 C. Dionisi,8, 26 M. Downing,28 E. Edkins,29 A. Empl,1 G. Fiorillo,20, 21 K. Fomenko,30 D. Franco,31 F. Gabriele,9 C. Galbiati,16, 17 C. Ghiano,9 S. Giagu,8, 26 C. Giganti,32 G.K. Giovanetti,16 O. Gorchakov,30 A.M. Goretti,9 F. Granato,33 A. Grobov,34, 35 M. Gromov,23, 30 M. Guan,36 Y. Guardincerri,7, a M. Gulino,37, 19 B.R. Hackett,29 K. Herner,7 B. Hosseini,10 D. Hughes,16 P. Humble,3 E.V. Hungerford,1 Al. Ianni,9 An. Ianni,16, 9 V. Ippolito,8 T.N. Johnson,38 K. Keeter,39 C.L. Kendziora,7 I. Kochanek,9 G. Koh,16 D. Korablev,30 G. Korga,1, 9 A. Kubankin,40 M. Kuss,5 M. La Commara,20, 21 M. Lai,15, 10 X. Li,16 M. Lissia,10 G. Longo,20, 21 A.A. Machado,41 I.N. Machulin,34, 35 A. Mandarano,17, 9 L. Mapelli,16 S.M. Mari,13, 14 J. Maricic,29 C.J. Martoff,33 A. Messina,8, 26 P.D. Meyers,16 R. Milincic,29 A. Monte,7, 28 M. Morrocchi,5, 6 V.N. Muratova,27 P. Musico,12 A. Navrer Agasson,32 A.O. Nozdrina,34, 35 A. Oleinik,40 M. Orsini,9 F. Ortica,42, 43 L. Pagani,38 M. Pallavicini,11, 12 L. Pandola,19 E. Pantic,38 E. Paoloni,5, 6 K. Pelczar,9, 44 N. Pelliccia,42, 43 E. Picciau,15, 10 A. Pocar,28 S. Pordes,7 S.S. Poudel,1 H. Qian,16 F. Ragusa,24, 25 M. Razeti,10 A. Razeto,9 A.L. Renshaw,1 M. Rescigno,8 Q. Riffard,31 A. Romani,42, 43 B. Rossi,21 N. Rossi,9 D. Sablone,16, 9 O. Samoylov,30 W. Sands,16 S. Sanfilippo,14, 13 C. Savarese,17, 9, 16 B. Schlitzer,38 E. Segreto,41 D.A. Semenov,27 A. Shchagin,40 A. Sheshukov,30 P.N. Singh,1 M.D. Skorokhvatov,34, 35 O. Smirnov,30 A. Sotnikov,30 C. Stanford,16 S. Stracka,5 Y. Suvorov,20, 21, 34 R. Tartaglia,9 G. Testera,12 A. Tonazzo,31 P. Trinchese,20, 21 E.V. Unzhakov,27 M. Verducci,8, 26 A. Vishneva,30 R.B. Vogelaar,22 M. Wada,16, 10 T.J. Waldrop,4 H. Wang,45 Y. Wang,45 A.W. Watson,33 S. Westerdale,16 M.M. Wojcik,44 X. Xiang,16 X. Xiao,45 C. Yang,36 Z. Ye,1 C. Zhu,16 and G. Zuzel 44
 
1Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
2Instituto de Física, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05508-090, Brazil
3Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA
4Physics Department, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD 57197, USA
5INFN Pisa, Pisa 56127, Italy
6Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa 56127, Italy
7Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
8INFN Sezione di Roma, Roma 00185, Italy
9INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (AQ) 67100, Italy
10INFN Cagliari, Cagliari 09042, Italy
11Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova 16146, Italy
12INFN Genova, Genova 16146, Italy
13INFN Roma Tre, Roma 00146, Italy
14Mathematics and Physics Department, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma 00146, Italy
15Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Cagliari 09042, Italy
16Physics Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
17Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila 67100, Italy
18Chemistry and Pharmacy Department, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari 07100, Italy
19INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania 95123, Italy
20Physics Department, Università degli Studi “Federico II” di Napoli, Napoli 80126, Italy
21INFN Napoli, Napoli 80126, Italy
22Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
23Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119234, Russia
24Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano 20133, Italy
25INFN Milano, Milano 20133, Italy
26Physics Department, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma 00185, Italy
27Saint Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina 188350, Russia
28Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions and Physics
Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
29Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
30Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna 141980, Russia
31APC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Obs de Paris, USPC, Paris 75205, France
32LPNHE, CNRS/IN2P3, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris Diderot, Paris 75252, France
33Physics Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
34National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Moscow 123182, Russia
35National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow 115409, Russia
36Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049, China
37Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Universita` di Enna Kore, Enna 94100, Italy
38Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
39School of Natural Sciences, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD 57799, USA
40Radiation Physics Laboratory, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod 308007, Russia
41Physics Institute, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas 13083, Brazil
42Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology Department, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia 06123, Italy
43INFN Perugia, Perugia 06123, Italy
44M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, 30-348 Krakow, Poland
45Physics and Astronomy Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA


Recent publications

P. Agnes et al. “First results from the DarkSide-50dark matter experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso”. Physics Letters B, 743: 456-466 (2015).

P. Agnes et al. “Results from the first use of low radioactivity argon in a dark matter search”. Physical Review D, 93: 081101(R) (2016).

J. Xu et al. “A study of the trace 39Ar content in argon from deep underground sources”. Astroparticle Physics, 66: 53-60 (2015).

P. Agnes et al. "DarkSide-50 532-day dark matter search with low-radioactivity argon", Physical Review D 98, 102006 (2018).

P. Agnes et al. "Low-Mass Dark Matter Search with the DarkSide-50 Experiment", Physical Review Letters 121, 081307 (2018).

P. Agnes et al. "Constraints on Sub-GeV Dark-Matter–Electron Scattering from the DarkSide-50 Experiment", Physical Review Letters 121, 111303 (2018).


Official website
http://darkside.lngs.infn.it/