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

Dark matter searches with PICO: An overview and the recent results.

22 Jul 2016, 11:50
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Paolo Gondolo; Session Managers: Andrew Scarff & Frederic Mouton ()

Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Paolo Gondolo; Session Managers: Andrew Scarff & Frederic Mouton

Speaker

Mr. Chanpreet Amole (Queen's University)

Description

The PICO collaboration uses superheated detector technology in order to detect WIMP interactions and has deployed a 2 litre (PICO-2L), and a 32 litre (PICO 60) bubble chamber detector in the SNOLAB underground laboratory. A second WIMP search experimental run with PICO-2L was conducted last summer after carefully controlling for particulate contamination, and the obtained results clearly show the absence of the previously observed anomalous background. This background-free run set the world's leading limits on spin-dependent WIMP interactions and provided crucial guidance for their future bubble chamber detectors. The details on the PICO detector technology along with the recent results from PICO-2L will be presented.

Primary author

Mr. Chanpreet Amole (Queen's University)

Presentation Materials

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