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

Dark Matter annual modulation with CUORE-0 and CUORE

20 Jul 2016, 16:30
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Yeongduk Kim; Session Manager: David Woodward ()

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

Speaker

Gabriele Piperno (INFN - LNF)

Description

The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is a ton-scale neutrinoless double beta decay experiment based on TeO2 cryogenic bolometers that is currently in the last stage of construction at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS). Its primary goal is to observe neutrino-less double beta decay of 130Te, with a projected sensitivity reaching the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass, but thanks to the ultra-low background and large projected exposure, CUORE could also be suitable to search for Dark Matter exploiting the expected signal annual modulation signature provided a low energy threshold is achieved. Waiting for CUORE commissioning, new tools for lowering the CUORE energy threshold have been developed and tuned using data acquired with CUORE-0, a single-tower CUORE prototype recently concluded. They include a new low-threshold trigger, low energy calibration, event selection, efficiencies evaluation and stability checks. Preliminary data of the CUORE-0 analysis and prospects for CUORE will be also discussed here.

Primary author

Gabriele Piperno (INFN - LNF)

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