Invited Seminars

IIHE invited seminar: Recent results from XENON1T and future detectors for dark matter searches with liquid xenon

by Prof. Laura Baudis (University of Zurich)




The XENON1T experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy, acquired data until the end of 2018. At its core, it housed a two-phase (liquid/gas) xenon time projection chamber with 2 tons (3.2 tons in total) of liquid xenon. Built to primarily search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles as dark matter candidates, it was also sensitive to other rare interactions, due to its unprecedented low background noise. In 2020, the XENON collaboration reported an excess of electronic recoil events at low energies. After an introduction to the liquid xenon technology, I will discuss the new XENON1T results and its various interpretations. I will end with presenting the status of future dark matter detectors based on the liquid xenon technology.

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