WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) are considered the main candidates for Cold Dark Matter. The ArDM experiment aims at measuring signals directly induced by WIMPs in liquid argon. A 1-ton prototype is currently developed with the goal of demonstrating the feasibility and performance of a detector with such a large target mass. ArDM aims at acting as a liquid argon TPC and additionally measuring the scintillation light. The principle of the experiment and the conceptual design of the detector are described.
Journal of Physics Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- April 2007
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 4 pages, 1 figure, Invited talk at the Third Symposium On Large TPCs For Low Energy Rare Event Detection, 11 - 12 December 2006, Paris (France)