Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Status of the XENON100 experiment for WIMP direct detection

Jul 16, 2009, 10:00 AM
Middle Lecture Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Middle Lecture Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Astroparticle Physics I. Astroparticle Physics


Dr Alfredo Davide Ferella (University of Zurich (UZH))


The XENON100 experiment aims to directly detect cold dark matter particles via their elastic collisions with Xenon nuclei. On this purpose a ultra-low background double phase (liquid-gas) xenon filled time projection chamber with a total mass of 170 kg (70 in the target region and 100 kg in the active shield) has been installed at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory and is currently taking calibration data. In this talk the background predictions based on Monte Carlo simulations with input from screening of detector and shield materials will be presented. Moreover the design and performance of the detector and its associated systems, based on the calibration runs will be also presented.

Primary author

Dr Alfredo Davide Ferella (University of Zurich (UZH))

Presentation materials