8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

KamLAND-PICO Dark Matter Search Project

12 Sep 2013, 16:40
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Dark Matter Dark Matter VIII


Prof. Ken-Ichi Fushimi (The Univ. of Tokushima)


The high sensitivity KamLAND-PICO project to search for WIMPS dark matter is proposed. A highly radiopure NaI(Tl) scintillator has been developed for the WIMPs search. The aim of this project is to prove/disprove the annual modulation reported by DAMA and to investigate further the WIMPs in the much lower cross section region.  KamLAND acts as a high veto detector for PICO-LON NaI(Tl) detector. Finally 1 ton of NaI(Tl) will be installed into KamLAND to study the annual modulation with the sensitivity of 10−8 pb.for spin-independent WIMPs. In the present workshop, the recent progress of the NaI(Tl) scintillator development and the expected sensitivity will be discussed.

Primary author

Prof. Ken-Ichi Fushimi (The Univ. of Tokushima)


Alexandre Kozlov (IPMU Tokyo Univ.) Prof. Haruo Ikeda (RCNS Tohoku Univ.) Prof. Hiroyasu Ejiri (RCNP Osaka Univ.) Mr Kensuke Yasuda (I.S.C. Lab.) Prof. Kunio Inoue (RCNS Tohoku Univ.) Dr Kyoshiro Imagawa (I.S.C. Lab.) Prof. Reiko Orito (Univ. of Tokushima) Prof. Ryuta Hazama (Osaka Sangyo Univ.) Prof. Shintaro Nakayama (Univ. of Tokushima) Prof. Tatsushi Shima (RCNP Osaka Univ.)

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