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

First results from subkeV energy threshold spherical gazeous detector for light Dark Matter identification

9 Sep 2013, 17:20
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

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


Dr Gilles Gerbier (CEA Saclay IRFU)


The main characteristics of a new concept of spherical gazeous detector will be first given. The very low energy threshold of such detector has led to investigations of its potential performance for dark matter searches, in particular low mass WIMP's and ALP's. Original methods for calibration and background rejection will be described. Preliminary results obtained with a low radioactivity prototype operated in Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane and typical expected sensitivities will also be shown, and other applications briefly discussed.

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Dr Gilles Gerbier (CEA Saclay IRFU)

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