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MiniCLEAN Experiment

Tuesday March 28, 2017
2:00 pm

 Presenter:  Jui-Jen Wang, UNM
 Series:  Nuclear, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology (NUPAC) Seminars
 Abstract:  The MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment will exploit a single-phase liquid-argon detector instrumented with 92 photomultiplier tubes placed in the cryogen temperature with 4-π coverage of a 500 kg (150 kg) target (fiducial) mass. The detector design strategy emphasizes scalability to target masses of order 10 tons or more. The detector is designed also for a liquid- neon target that allows for an independent verification of signal and background and a test of the expected dependence of the WIMP-nucleus interaction rate. The construction of MiniCLEAN detector has finished and we are currently filling the liquid argon into the detector. During the cooling of detector, the preliminary data were taken with cold argon gas. In this talk, I will report the latest progress of the filling of MiniCLEAN detector as well as the data analysis of cold gas data.
 Location:  Room 1131, Physics & Astronomy

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