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an Innovative Negative Ion TIme projection chamber for Underground dark Matter searches

Project description

Advanced time projection chamber detectors for direct observation of dark matter

The goal of the EU-funded INITIUM project is to further advance gaseous time projection chamber detectors for direct detection of prominent dark matter candidates. Thanks to recent advances in micro-pattern gas detector amplification and readout techniques, time projection chamber detectors are nowadays a mature technology for tonne-scale experiments. Their superior performance lies in their ability to discriminate neutrons and electrons, and their directional sensitivity and fiducialisation down to low energies. The project will target the development of the first 1 m3 negative-ion time projection chamber with gas electron multipliers amplification, optical readout with CMOS-based cameras, and photomultipliers for directional dark matter searches.

Host institution

GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 109 705,00
Address
Via Francesco Crispi 7
67100 L'aquila
Italy

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Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 109 705,00
Address
Via Francesco Crispi 7
67100 L'aquila

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Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 886 014,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00