The COSINUS (Cryogenic Observatory for SIgnals seen in Next-generation Underground Searches) project aims to provide a model-independent cross-check of the long-standing DAMA/LIBRA claim on the observation of dark matter. The use of sodium iodide (NaI) crystals, operated at cryogenic temperature as scintillating calorimeters, offers both a low energy threshold for nuclear recoils and the possibility to perform particle discrimination. Indeed, the dual read-out of phonon and light allows to perform signal-to-background discrimination on an event-by-event basis, a unique feature in comparison to other NaI-based dark matter searches. In this paper we will present the COSINUS detector concept together with status and future prospects of the project.

Di Marco, N., Pirro, S., Angloher, G., Mancuso, M., Petricca, F., Probst, F., et al. (2019). A NaI-based cryogenic scintillating calorimeter: Status and results of the COSINUS project. In Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (pp.1-5). Sissa Medialab Srl [10.22323/1.337.0097].

A NaI-based cryogenic scintillating calorimeter: Status and results of the COSINUS project

Carniti P.;Gironi L.;Gotti C.;Pagnanini L.;Pessina G.;
2019

Abstract

The COSINUS (Cryogenic Observatory for SIgnals seen in Next-generation Underground Searches) project aims to provide a model-independent cross-check of the long-standing DAMA/LIBRA claim on the observation of dark matter. The use of sodium iodide (NaI) crystals, operated at cryogenic temperature as scintillating calorimeters, offers both a low energy threshold for nuclear recoils and the possibility to perform particle discrimination. Indeed, the dual read-out of phonon and light allows to perform signal-to-background discrimination on an event-by-event basis, a unique feature in comparison to other NaI-based dark matter searches. In this paper we will present the COSINUS detector concept together with status and future prospects of the project.
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Calorimeters; Cryogenics; Dark Matter; Elementary particles; Galaxies; Iodine compounds; Scintillation
English
10th Neutrino Oscillation Workshop, NOW 2018 - 9 September 2018 through 16 September 2018
2018
Neutrino Oscillation Workshop
2019
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Di Marco, N., Pirro, S., Angloher, G., Mancuso, M., Petricca, F., Probst, F., et al. (2019). A NaI-based cryogenic scintillating calorimeter: Status and results of the COSINUS project. In Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (pp.1-5). Sissa Medialab Srl [10.22323/1.337.0097].
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