The XENON project for dark matter direct detection at LNGS
INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, via G. Acitelli 22, 67100 Assergi (AQ), Italy
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Published online: 5 December 2017
The XENON project at INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Italy, aims at dark matter direct detection with liquid xenon dual-phase time projection chambers. Latest results of XENON100 detector exclude various models of leptophilic dark matter. A search for low mass weakly interacting massive particles was also performed, lowering the energy threshold for detection to 0.7 keV for nuclear recoils. The multi-ton XENON1T detector is fully installed and operating. It is expected to reach a sensitivity a factor 100 better than XENON100 with a 2 ton·year exposure.
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