17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

Run II of the PICO 60 experiment

19 Jul 2016, 16:50
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Luca Grandi; Session Manager: David Woodward ()

Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Luca Grandi; Session Manager: David Woodward

Speaker

Prof. Carsten Krauss (University of Alberta)

Description

PICO 60 is a 32 litre bubble chamber for dark matter search that was operated with 38kg CF$_3$I in until May 2014. In summer 2016 PICO 60 was refilled with C$_3$F$_8$ and is currently being operated at SNOLAB. Between the first and second run new a water system, an internal filtration system and a refurbished muon veto system were added to the detector. The detector is now read out by four fast cameras which enabled to fill the detector to full active liquid capacity for the first time. In addition, a new 32 litre fused silica vessel was cleaned, verified and installed in the hope of mitigating the particulate related background observed in the previous run of PICO 60. A status report and updated sensitivity projections will be shown.

Primary author

Prof. Carsten Krauss (University of Alberta)

Presentation Materials

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