COSINUS: a NaI-based cryogenic calorimeter for direct dark matter search.
Zema V. per la Collaborazione COSINUS
III - Astrofisica
Aula 32B-3 - Venerdì 21 h 15:30 - 18:30
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Since two decades, an extraordinary effort has been devoted to clarify the controversial results in direct dark matter detection. The claim of DAMA/LIBRA for a dark matter annual modulation signal is in apparent contradiction with most of the results of the other direct detection experiments and a material-independent check of this signal can be decisive. For this reason, COSINUS aims to develop a sodium iodide-based cryogenic scintillating calorimeter, whose two-channel readout of light and phonon allows for an event-by-event discrimination. In this talk, status and perspectives of COSINUS will be discussed.