The Dark matter Experiment using Argon Pulse-shape discrimination (DEAP) has been designed for a direct detection search for particle dark matter using a single-phase liquid argon target. The projected cross section sensitivity for DEAP-3600 to the spin-independent scattering of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) on nucleons is 10−46cm2 for a 100 GeV/c2 WIMP mass with a fiducial exposure of 3 tonne-years. This paper describes the physical properties and construction of the DEAP-3600 detector.

Dark matter, DEAP, Liquid Argon, Low background, SNOLAB, WIMP
Astroparticle Physics
Department of Physics

Amaudruz, P.-A. (P. A.), Baldwin, M. (M.), Batygov, M. (M.), Beltran, B. (B.), Bina, C.E. (C. E.), Bishop, D. (D.), … Zielinski, J. (J.). (2019). Design and construction of the DEAP-3600 dark matter detector. Astroparticle Physics, 108, 1–23. doi:10.1016/j.astropartphys.2018.09.006