Liquid argon is known as an excellent target material for WIMP dark matter direct search experiment. Relatively small atomic mass (A=40) gives high nuclear recoil energy for WIMP-Ar nuclear scattering, thus it potentially has high sensitivity for low mass WIMP (<10 GeV/c2) . There are two crucial R&D topics for the liquid argon detector to explore such low mass WIMP signal, namely, deep understanding the liquid argon scintillation and ionization process for low energy deposition (<10 keV), and increasing the signal light yield by improving the argon scintillation light collection efficiency. In this paper, we report recent results from Waseda university liquid argon test facility.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Mar 20|
|Event||16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2019 - Toyama, Japan|
Duration: 2019 Sep 9 → 2019 Sep 13
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)