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Dark Matter Directionality Approach Using ZnWO4 Crystal Scintillators

by V. Caracciolo, V.Ya. Degoda, P. Belli, R. Bernabei, Yu.A. Borovlev, F. Cappella, R. Cerulli, F.A. Danevich, A. Incicchitti, A. Leoncini, V. Merlo, N. Cherubini, D.V. Kasperovych, Ya.P. Kogut, G.P. Podust, O.G. Polischuk, A.G. Postupaeva, V.N. Shlegel and V.I. Tretyak

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Pierluigi Belli · Vincenzo Caracciolo
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Preprint Link: scipost_202209_00061v2  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2023-04-24
Date submitted: 2022-11-17 17:30
Submitted by: Caracciolo, Vincenzo
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 14th International Conference on Identification of Dark Matter (IDM2022)
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Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Experiment
  • Nuclear Physics - Experiment
Approach: Experimental


The development of low-background anisotropic detectors can offer a unique way to study those Dark Matter (DM) candidate particles able to induce nuclear recoils through the directionality technique. Among the anisotropic scintillators, the ZnWO4 has unique features and is an excellent candidate for the purposes. Both the light output and the scintillation pulse shape depend on the impinging direction of heavy particles with respect to the crystallographic axes and can supply two independent modes to study the directionality and discriminate γ/β radiation. Measurements to study the anisotropic and scintillation performances of ZnWO4 are reported.

Published as SciPost Phys. Proc. 12, 021 (2023)

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