Experimental Particle Physics Research Group


DEAP-3600 is a second generation experiment that will search for direct evidence for the existence of Dark Matter. The experiment will be located approximately 2 km underground in SNOLAB http://www.snolab.ca) in Canada. It looks for particle interactions on its 3600 kg liquid argon target inside a 1.6 m acrylic sphere, surrounded by 255 photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), which are very sensitive light detectors. This relatively large Dark Matter detector will have a target sensitivity to spin-independent scattering on nucleons of 10−46 cm2: much more sensitive than current dark matter searches.