26-30 July 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Annual modulation results from three-year exposure of ANAIS-112

26 Jul 2021, 15:15


Parallel session talk Dark Matter T03: Dark Matter


María Luisa Sarsa (CAPA, University of Zaragoza)


DAMA/LIBRA observation of an annual modulation in the detection rate compatible with that expected for dark matter particles from the galactic halo has accumulated evidence for more than twenty years. It is the only hint about a positive identification of the dark matter, but it is in strong tension with the negative results of other very sensitive experiments. However, this comparison is model-dependent. By using the same target material than DAMA/LIBRA experiment, NaI(Tl), such a comparison is more direct and almost independent in dark matter particle and halo models. In this talk we will present the performance and prospects of ANAIS-112 experiment, which using 112.5 kg of NaI(Tl) as target, is taking data at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory in Spain since August 2017. Results corresponding to three-year exposure will be presented. These results are compatible with the absence of modulation and in tension with DAMA/LIBRA result. Moreover, they support our goal of reaching a 3σ sensitivity to the DAMA/LIBRA result with about 5 years of data.

First author M.L. Sarsa
Collaboration / Activity ANAIS experiment
Email mlsarsa@unizar.es

Primary author

María Luisa Sarsa (CAPA, University of Zaragoza)

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