The XENON project: Latest results and perspectives.

Di Gangi P. per la Collaborazione XENON

III - Astrofisica
Aula GSSI Rettorato - Auditorium - Mercoledì 25 h 10:00 - 13:00
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The XENON1T experiment at the LNGS opened the era of ton-scale dark-matter detectors, with a TPC containing 2 tonnes of active liquid-xenon target mass. XENON1T obtained the World's strongest constraint on the WIMP-nucleon cross-section. The investigation of additional physics channels led, among several results, to the discovery of the rarest decay process ever observed in nature: the double electron capture on ${}^{124}Xe$ with $1.8 \times 10^{22}$ years measured half-life. The fast upgrade XENONnT will push forward the sensitivity by more than one order of magnitude thanks to further background reduction and 20 tonne$\times$year of total exposure.

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