PICO-LON dark matter search

K. Fushimi, S. Nakayama, R. Orito, R. Sugawara, Y. Awatani, H. Ejiri, T. Shima, R. Hazama, K. Inoue, H. Ikeda, A. Kozlov

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It is an important task to find an annual modulation of WIMPs signal for identifying dark matter signal. To search for annual modulation signal by means of inorganic scintillators, a large mass and a highly radiopure detector is needed. PICO-LON (Planar Inorganic Crystal Observatory for LOw background Neutr(al)inos) is a dark matter search project with multi-array NaI(Tl) scintillators. The test module of PICO-LON whose dimension is 15cm×15cm×0.1cm gives enough performance, energy resolution and low energy threshold, for dark matter search. The highly radiopure NaI(Tl) crystal is indispensable to start a large mass experiment. We have developed highly radiopure NaI(Tl) scintillator. The U and Th chain impurities were precisely measured by meand of pulse shape analysis for NaI(Tl) scintillators. The future plan of KamLAND-PICO dark matter search project is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012011
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th Workshop on Directional Detection of Dark Matter, CYGNUS 2013 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jun 102013 Jun 12


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