Status of the ANAIS Dark Matter Project at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory

@article{Amare2015StatusOT,
  title={Status of the ANAIS Dark Matter Project at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory},
  author={Julio Amar'e and Susana Cebri'an and C. Cuesta and E. S'anchez Garc'ia and M. Mart'inez and Miguel A. Oliv'an and Y. Ortigoza and Alfonso Ortiz de Ortiz de Sol{\'o}rzano and Carlos Pobes and Jorge Puimed'on and Mar{\'i}a Sarsa and J. A. Villar and Patricia Villar},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
  year={2015},
  volume={718}
}
The ANAIS (Annual modulation with Nal(Tl) Scintillators) experiment aims at the confirmation of the DAMA/LIBRA signal using the same target and technique at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC). Along 2016, 112.5 kg of ultra pure Nal(Tl) crystals will be installed at LSC in a 3×3 modules matrix configuration. The ANAIS-25 and ANAIS-37 set-ups have been taking data at the LSC testing the detector performance, the DAQ and analysis systems, and assessing the background. Main results coming… 

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