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Seminar: Deap 3600, A Next-generation Dark Matter Detector

Thu., Oct. 18, 2012 4:30 p.m. - Thu., Oct. 18, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Location: CL 312

The Deap 3600 detector is a large liquid argon dark matter detector, that is being deployed into the SNOLAB laboratory in Sudbury.  The detector consists of an acrylic cryogenic inner vessel, 3600 kilograms of liquid argon and 255 photomultiplier tubes that detect wavelength-shifted scintillation light from the argon.  The expected sensitivity of the detector is 1e-46 cm**2, more than a factor of ten below the current generation of detectors.  The talk will focus on the current status of the detector, including the design and construction of the detector.

Speaker: Dr. Aksel Halin, Professor and CRC Chair, Department of Physics, University of Alberta