Nucleation efficiency of nuclear recoils in bubble chambers

  title={Nucleation efficiency of nuclear recoils in bubble chambers},
  author={Dorothy Durnford and Maria Piro},
  journal={Journal of Instrumentation},
Bubble chambers using liquid xenon (and liquid argon) have been operated (resp. planned) by the Scintillating Bubble Chamber (SBC) collaboration for GeV-scale dark matter searches and CEνNS from reactors. This will require a robust calibration program of the nucleation efficiency of low-energy nuclear recoils in these target media. Such a program has been carried out by the PICO collaboration, which aims to directly detect dark matter using C3F8 bubble chambers. Neutron calibration data from… 

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  • P. Giampa
  • Physics
    Proceedings of 40th International Conference on High Energy physics — PoS(ICHEP2020)
  • 2021
The ScintillatingBubbleChamber (SBC) experiment is a novel low-background technique aimed at detecting low-mass (0.7-7 GeV/c2)WIMP interactions and coherent scattering of reactor neutrinos (CEvNS).

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These data provide the most sensitive direct detection constraints on WIMP-proton spin-dependent scattering to date, with significant sensitivity at low W IMP masses for spin-independent WIMp-nucleon scattering.

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The physics reach of a low threshold (100 eV) scintillating argon bubble chamber sensitive to Coherent Elastic neutrino-Nucleus Scattering (CE ν NS) from reactor neutrinos is studied and shows that world-leading sensitivities are achieved with a one-year exposure.

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An attempt is made to analyze the factors which determine the operation of the bubble chamber. It is concluded that the majority of bubbles in conventional chambers are nucleated by moderately

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Coherent elastic neutrino- and WIMP-nucleus interaction signatures are expected to be quite similar. This paper discusses how a next generation ton-scale dark matter detector could discover

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