Sep 21 – 23, 2022
University of Warsaw Library
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Xenoscope - a full scale vertical demonstrator for the DARWIN observatory

Sep 22, 2022, 3:30 PM
316A (University of Warsaw Library)


University of Warsaw Library

ul. Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warszawa‎
Either Presentation or Poster Detector techniques (HV, purification, cryogenics, calibration etc.) Poster session


Paloma Cimental (University of Zurich)


The DARWIN observatory is a proposed next generation
experiment for dark matter detection and neutrino physics. DARWIN will
feature a 50 tonne liquid xenon (LXe) target enclosed in a dual phase
time projection chamber. The realisation of this multi-ton scale
detector requires to address a series of technological challenges, to
this end, a full scale vertical demonstrator, Xenoscope, was built at
the University of Zurich. The Xenoscope facility will be used to
demonstrate the drift of electrons in LXe over to 2.6 m distance, as
well as to study electron cloud diffusion studies and measurement of
the LXe optical properties. We present an overview of the Xenoscope
facility, the current status and the future measurement campaigns.

Primary author

Paloma Cimental (University of Zurich)


Laura Baudis (University of Zurich) Yanina Biondi (University of Zurich) Alexander Bismark Jose Cuenca Garcia (University of Zurich) Michelle Galloway (University of Zurich) Frédéric Girard (University of Zurich) Diego Ramírez (University of Zurich) Ricardo Peres (University of Zurich) Christian Wittweg (University of Zurich)

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