DEAP-50T Detector

DEAP-50T Schematic

DEAP-50T Schematic

 

A follow-up to the DEAP-3600 detector has been proposed and is being developed. A 50-Tonne (fiducial) argon detector will allow an increase in sensitivity of about a factor of one hundred, and depending on what is observed with DEAP-3600, will either allow a more sensitive search for dark matter particles, or will allow us to explore the properties of the new particle. The ultimate SI  WIMP-nucleon scattering sensitivity near 10-48 cm2 is close to the sensitivity limit set by fundamental backgrounds from atmospheric neutrinos. The detector will require a large low-background acrylic vessel and low-radioactivity argon to avoid high event rates and backgrounds from 39Ar.

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