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Search for dark matter: WIMPs and dark photons

Grant number: 17/02952-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2017 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Nelson Carlin Filho
Grantee:Nelson Carlin Filho
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Hyun Su Lee ; Reina Maruyama ; Yeongduk Kim

Abstract

The observations that established the existence of dark matter were based on gravitational interactions. This aspect is not enough to determine its nature, and it is therefore important to consider the possibility of other types of interaction other than the gravitational. In this context, weak interactions are usually the most considered. The experimental activities of dark matter search are divided into three fronts that constitute complementary research methodologies: methods of direct and indirect detection and production in colliders, such as the LHC. Therefore, in this project we intend to conduct experimental research related to the direct detection of dark matter, in particular WIMPs, through the COSINE-100 experiment (106 kg of NaI(Tl) crystals) installed in an underground laboratory in South Korea. The initial emphasis is on the observation of the annual modulation in the rate of events related to the movement of the solar system with respect to the halo of the galaxy, which would contain dark matter. Additionally, it is also intended in the medium term to investigate aspects related to physics beyond the standard model, in particular the existence of dark photons, that would act as mediators of the interactions with the standard model. In parallel, discussions have been started regarding the future upgrade of the experiment to a new version COSINE-200 (200 kg of NaI(Tl) crystals). (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP about the research grant
New detector fails to confirm would-be evidence of dark matter 

Scientific publications (5)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ADHIKARI, GOVINDA; ADHIKARI, PUSHPARAJ; DE SOUZA, ESTELLA BARBOSA; CARLIN, NELSON; CHOI, SEONHO; DJAMAL, MITRA; EZERIBE, ANTHONY C.; HA, CHANG HYON; HAHN, INSIK; HUBBARD, ANTONIA J. F.; JEON, EUNJU; JO, JAY HYUN; JOO, HANWOOL; KANG, WOON GU; KANG, WOOSIK; KAUER, MATTHEW; KIM, BONGHEE; KIM, HONGJOO; KIM, HYOUNGGYU; KIM, KYUNGWON; KIM, NAM YOUNG; KIM, SUN KEE; KIM, YEONGDUK; KIM, YONG-HAMB; KO, YOUNG JU; KUDRYAVTSEV, VITALY A.; LEE, HYUN SU; LEE, JAISON; LEE, JOOYOUNG; LEE, MOO HYUN; LEONARD, DOUGLAS S.; LYNCH, WARREN A.; MARUYAMA, REINA H.; MOUTON, FREDERIC; OLSEN, STEPHEN L.; PARK, BYUNGJU; PARK, HYANG KYU; PARK, HYEONSEO; PARK, JUNGSIC; PARK, KANGSOON; PETTUS, WALTER C.; PRIHTIADI, HAFIZH; RA, SEJIN; ROTT, CARSTEN; SCARFF, ANDREW; SHIN, KEON AH; SPOONER, NEIL J. C.; THOMPSON, WILLIAM G.; YANG, LIANG; YONG, SEOK HYUN; COLLABORATION, COSINE-100. An experiment to search for dark-matter interactions using sodium iodide detectors. Nature, v. 564, n. 7734, p. 83+, DEC 6 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.
ADHIKAR, G.; ADHIKARI, P.; DE SOUZA, E. BARBOSA; CARLIN, N.; CHOI, S.; CHOI, W.; DJAMAL, M.; EZERIBE, A. C.; HA, C.; HAHN, I. S.; HUBBARD, A. J. F.; JEON, E. J.; JO, J. H.; JOO, H. W.; KANG, W. G.; KANG, W. S.; KAUER, M.; KIM, H.; KIM, H. J.; KIM, K. W.; KIM, M. C.; KIM, N. Y.; KIM, S. K.; KIM, Y. D.; KIM, Y. H.; KUDRYAVTSEV, V. A.; LEE, H. S.; LEE, J.; LEE, M. H.; LIM, K. E.; LEONARD, D. S.; MARUYAMA, R. H.; MOUTON, F.; NA, S.; OLSEN, S. L.; PARK, H. K.; PARK, H. S.; PARK, J. S.; PARK, K. S.; PETTUS, W.; PRIHTIADI, H.; ROTT, C.; SCARFF, A.; SPOONER, N. J. C.; THOMPSON, W. G.; YANG, L.; COLLABORATION, COSINE-100. The COSINE-100 data acquisition system. Journal of Instrumentation, v. 13, SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
ADHIKARI, P.; ADHIKARI, G.; DE SOUZA, E. BARBOSA; CARLIN, N.; CHOI, S.; CHOI, W. Q.; DJAMAL, M.; EZERIBE, A. C.; HA, C.; HAHN, I. S.; HUBBARD, A. J. F.; JEON, E. J.; JO, J. H.; JOO, H. W.; KANG, W. G.; KAUER, M.; KANG, W. S.; KIM, B. H.; KIM, H.; KIM, H. J.; KIM, K. W.; KIM, M. C.; KIM, N. Y.; KIM, S. K.; KIM, Y. D.; KIM, Y. H.; KUDRYAVTSEV, V. A.; LEE, H. S.; LEE, J.; LEE, J. Y.; LEE, M. H.; LEONARD, D. S.; LYNCH, W. A.; MARUYAMA, R. H.; MOUTON, F.; OLSEN, S. L.; PARK, H. K.; PARK, H. S.; PARK, J. S.; PARK, K. S.; PETTUS, W.; PRIHTIADI, H.; RA, S.; ROTT, C.; SCARFF, A.; SPOONER, N. J. C.; THOMPSON, W. G.; YANG, L.; YONG, S. H. Background model for the NaI(Tl) crystals in COSINE-100. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, v. 78, n. 6 JUN 12 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
ADHIKARI, G.; ADHIKARI, P.; DE SOUZA, E. BARBOSA; CARLIN, N.; CHOI, S.; CHOI, W. Q.; DJAMAL, M.; EZERIBE, A. C.; HA, C.; HAHN, I. S.; HUBBARD, A. J. F.; JEON, E. J.; JO, J. H.; JOO, H. W.; KANG, W. G.; KANG, W.; KAUER, M.; KIM, B. H.; KIM, H.; KIM, H. J.; KIM, K. W.; KIM, M. C.; KIM, N. Y.; KIM, S. K.; KIM, Y. D.; KIM, Y. H.; KUDRYAVTSEV, V. A.; LEE, H. S.; LEE, J.; LEE, J. Y.; LEE, M. H.; LEONARD, D. S.; LIM, K. E.; LYNCH, W. A.; MARUYAMA, R. H.; MOUTON, F.; OLSEN, S. L.; PARK, H. K.; PARK, H. S.; PARK, J. S.; PARK, K. S.; PETTUS, W.; PIERPOINT, Z. P.; PRIHTIADI, H.; RA, S.; ROGERS, F. R.; ROTT, C.; SCARFF, A.; SPOONER, N. J. C.; THOMPSON, W. G.; YANG, L.; YONG, S. H. Initial performance of the COSINE-100 experiment. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, v. 78, n. 2 FEB 6 2018. Web of Science Citations: 14.
PRIHTIADI, H.; ADHIKARI, G.; ADHIKARI, P.; DE SOUZA, E. BARBOSA; CARLIN, N.; CHOI, S.; CHOI, W. Q.; DJAMAL, M.; EZERIBE, A. C.; HA, C.; HAHN, I. S.; HUBBARD, A. J. F.; JEON, E. J.; JO, J. H.; JOO, H. W.; KANG, W.; KANG, W. G.; KAUER, M.; KIM, B. H.; KIM, H.; KIM, H. J.; KIM, K. W.; KIM, N. Y.; KIM, S. K.; KIM, Y. D.; KIM, Y. H.; KUDRYAVTSEV, V. A.; LEE, H. S.; LEE, J.; LEE, J. Y.; LEE, M. H.; LEONARD, D. S.; LIM, K. E.; LYNCH, W. A.; MARUYAMA, R. H.; MOUTON, F.; OLSEN, S. L.; PARK, H. K.; PARK, H. S.; PARK, J. S.; PARK, K. S.; PETTUS, W.; PIERPOINT, Z. P.; RA, S.; ROGERS, F. R.; ROTT, C.; SCARFF, A.; SPOONER, N. J. C.; THOMPSON, W. G.; YANG, L.; YONG, S. H. Muon detector for the COSINE-100 experiment. Journal of Instrumentation, v. 13, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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