The ArDM project: a Liquid Argon TPC for Dark Matter Detection

@article{Laffranchi2007TheAP,
  title={The ArDM project: a Liquid Argon TPC for Dark Matter Detection},
  author={M. Laffranchi and Andr{\'e} Rubbia},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2007},
  volume={65},
  pages={012014}
}
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… 

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