Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

Low energy events in NaI scintillators. ANAIS status and prospects.

Jul 26, 2010, 3:20 PM
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE


Mrs Clara Cuesta Soria (University of Zaragoza)


The search of the annual modulation in the detection rates that could evidence the presence of galactic dark matter energy depositions in the detector is of utmost interest after DAMA/LIBRA positive result. Other experiment using the same target is required in order to confirm the effect, especially after the recent results from CDMS and CoGeNT. ANAIS is a project to be carried out at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory with such a goal, using about 250 kg of NaI(Tl) crystals to study the expected annual modulation in the galactic dark matter signal. A 9.6 kg NaI(Tl) crystal, is being tested underground. Background and noise rejection mechanisms thoroughly studied at the very low energies of interest. A low energy population of 40K internal background events at 3.2 keV has allowed to study such issues. ANAIS present status and prospects for the experiment will be also presented.

Primary author

Mrs Clara Cuesta Soria (University of Zaragoza)


Mr Alfonso Ortiz de solórzano (University of Zaragoza) Mr Carlos Ginestra (University of Zaragoza) Dr Carlos Pobes (University of Zaragoza) Mr David Fortuño (University of Zaragoza) Prof. Eduardo García (University of Zaragoza) Dr Héctor Gómez (University of Zaragoza) Prof. Jorge Puimedón (University of Zaragoza) Prof. José Ángel Villar (University of Zaragoza) Prof. Julio Amaré (University of Zaragoza) Prof. Maria Luisa Sarsa (University of Zaragoza) Dr María Martínez (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale) Mr Miguel Ángel Oliván (University of Zaragoza) Mrs Silvia Borjabad (Canfranc Underground Laboratory) Prof. Susana Cebrián (University of Zaragoza) Dr Ysrael Ortigoza (University of Zaragoza)

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