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author = {Aalbers, J and Agostini, F and Alfonsi, M and Amaro, FD and Amsler, C and Aprile, E and Arazi, L and Arneodo, F and Barrow, P and Baudis, L and Benabderrahmane, ML and Berger, T and Beskers, B and Breskin, A and Breur, PA and Brown, A and Brown, E and Bruenner, S and Bruno, G and Budnik, R and Butikofer, L and Calven, J and Cardoso, JMR and Cichon, D and Coderre, D and Colijn, AP and Conrad, J and Cussonneau, JP and Decowski, MP and Diglio, S and Drexlin, G and Duchovni, E and Erdal, E and Eurin, G and Ferella, A and Fieguth, A and Fulgione, W and Rosso, AG and Di, Gangi P and Di, Giovanni A and Galloway, M and Garbini, M and Geis, C and Glueck, F and Grandi, L and Greene, Z and Grignon, C and Hasterok, C and Hannen, V and Hogenbirk, E and Howlett, J and Hilk, D and Hils, C and James, A and Kaminsky, B and Kazama, S and Kilminster, B and Kish, A and Krauss, LM and Landsman, H and Lang, RF and Lin, Q and Linde, FL and Lindemann, S and Lindner, M and Lopes, JAM and Undagoitia, TM and Mas},
doi = {11/017},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
title = {DARWIN: towards the ultimate dark matter detector},
url = {},
volume = {2016},
year = {2016}

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AB - DARk matter WImp search with liquid xenoN (DARWIN) will be an experiment for the direct detection of dark matter using a multi-ton liquid xenon time projection chamber at its core. Its primary goal will be to explore the experimentally accessible parameter space for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) in a wide mass-range, until neutrino interactions with the target become an irreducible background. The prompt scintillation light and the charge signals induced by particle interactions in the xenon will be observed by VUV sensitive, ultra-low background photosensors. Besides its excellent sensitivity to WIMPs above a mass of 5 GeV/c2, such a detector with its large mass, low-energy threshold and ultra-low background level will also be sensitive to other rare interactions. It will search for solar axions, galactic axion-like particles and the neutrinoless double-beta decay of 136Xe, as well as measure the low-energy solar neutrino flux with < 1% precision, observe coherent neutrino-nucleus interactions, and detect galactic supernovae. We present the concept of the DARWIN detector and discuss its physics reach, the main sources of backgrounds and the ongoing detector design and R&D efforts.
AU - Aalbers,J
AU - Agostini,F
AU - Alfonsi,M
AU - Amaro,FD
AU - Amsler,C
AU - Aprile,E
AU - Arazi,L
AU - Arneodo,F
AU - Barrow,P
AU - Baudis,L
AU - Benabderrahmane,ML
AU - Berger,T
AU - Beskers,B
AU - Breskin,A
AU - Breur,PA
AU - Brown,A
AU - Brown,E
AU - Bruenner,S
AU - Bruno,G
AU - Budnik,R
AU - Butikofer,L
AU - Calven,J
AU - Cardoso,JMR
AU - Cichon,D
AU - Coderre,D
AU - Colijn,AP
AU - Conrad,J
AU - Cussonneau,JP
AU - Decowski,MP
AU - Diglio,S
AU - Drexlin,G
AU - Duchovni,E
AU - Erdal,E
AU - Eurin,G
AU - Ferella,A
AU - Fieguth,A
AU - Fulgione,W
AU - Rosso,AG
AU - Di,Gangi P
AU - Di,Giovanni A
AU - Galloway,M
AU - Garbini,M
AU - Geis,C
AU - Glueck,F
AU - Grandi,L
AU - Greene,Z
AU - Grignon,C
AU - Hasterok,C
AU - Hannen,V
AU - Hogenbirk,E
AU - Howlett,J
AU - Hilk,D
AU - Hils,C
AU - James,A
AU - Kaminsky,B
AU - Kazama,S
AU - Kilminster,B
AU - Kish,A
AU - Krauss,LM
AU - Landsman,H
AU - Lang,RF
AU - Lin,Q
AU - Linde,FL
AU - Lindemann,S
AU - Lindner,M
AU - Lopes,JAM
AU - Undagoitia,TM
AU - Masbou,J
AU - Massoli,FV
AU - Mayani,D
AU - Messina,M
AU - Micheneau,K
AU - Molinario,A
AU - Mora,KD
AU - Morteau,E
AU - Murra,M
AU - Naganoma,J
AU - Newstead,JL
AU - Ni,K
AU - Oberlack,U
AU - Pakarha,P
AU - Pelssers,B
AU - de,Perio P
AU - Persiani,R
AU - Piastra,F
AU - Piro,MC
AU - Plante,G
AU - Rauch,L
AU - Reichard,S
AU - Rizzo,A
AU - Rupp,N
AU - Dos,Santos JMF
AU - Sartorelli,G
AU - Scheibelhut,M
AU - Schindler,S
AU - Schumann,M
AU - Schreiner,J
AU - Lavina,LS
AU - Selvi,M
AU - Shagin,P
AU - Silva,MC
AU - Simgen,H
AU - Sissol,P
AU - von,Sivers M
AU - Thers,D
AU - Thum,J
AU - Tiseni,A
AU - Trotta,R
AU - Tunnell,CD
AU - Valerius,K
AU - Vargas,MA
AU - Wang,H
AU - Wei,Y
AU - Weinheimer,C
AU - Wester,T
AU - Wulf,J
AU - Zhang,Y
AU - Zhu,T
AU - Zuber,K
DO - 11/017
PY - 2016///
SN - 1475-7516
TI - DARWIN: towards the ultimate dark matter detector
T2 - Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
UR -
UR -
VL - 2016
ER -