Hyperfine Interactions

, 237:97

Dark matter experiment using Argon pulse-shape discrimination: DEAP-3600

Design and assembly

DOI: 10.1007/s10751-016-1305-6

Cite this article as:
Jillings, C.J. & Collaboration, D. Hyperfine Interact (2016) 237: 97. doi:10.1007/s10751-016-1305-6
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics (SSP 2015), Victoria, Canada, 8-12 June 2015


DEAP-3600 is a single-phase liquid-argon dark matter detector that at time of writing is cooling down in preparation for filling at the SNOLAB facility near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. DEAP-3600 is designed and constructed to achieve a sensitivity of 10−46cm2 for a WIMP-nucleon cross section for a 100 GeV WIMP. The steps taken in design and construction to achieve the ultra-low backgrounds required for such a sensitive WIMP search are reviewed.


Dark matter WIMP Liquid argon Liquid noble Low background 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLaurentian UniversityLivelyCanada

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