MOSCAB: a geyser-concept bubble chamber to be used in a dark matter search

A. Antonicci, M. Ardid, R. Bertoni, G. Bruno, N. Burgio, G. Caruso, D. Cattaneo, F. Chignoli, M. Clemenza, M. Corcione, L. Cretara, D. Cundy, I. Felis, M. Frullini, W. Fulgione, G. Lucchini, L. Manara, M. Maspero, R. Mazza, A. PapagniM. Perego, R. Podviyanuk, A. Pullia, A. Quintino, N. Redaelli, E. Ricci, A. Santagata, D. Sorrenti, L. Zanotti

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The MOSCAB experiment (Materia OSCura A Bolle) uses the “geyser technique”, a variant of the superheated liquid technique of extreme simplicity. Operating principles of the new dark matter detector and technical solutions of the device are reported in detail. First results obtained in a series of test runs taken in laboratory demonstrate that we have successfully built and tested a geyser-concept bubble chamber that can be used in particle physics, especially in dark matter searches, and that we are ready to move underground for extensive data taking.
Original languageEnglish
Article number752
Pages (from-to)-
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Antonicci, A., Ardid, M., Bertoni, R., Bruno, G., Burgio, N., Caruso, G., Cattaneo, D., Chignoli, F., Clemenza, M., Corcione, M., Cretara, L., Cundy, D., Felis, I., Frullini, M., Fulgione, W., Lucchini, G., Manara, L., Maspero, M., Mazza, R., ... Zanotti, L. (2017). MOSCAB: a geyser-concept bubble chamber to be used in a dark matter search. European Physical Journal C, 77(11), -. [752].