Sep 13 – 16, 2021
Europe/Madrid timezone

The SABRE South Experiment at the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory

Sep 14, 2021, 4:00 PM


Francesco Nuti (The University of Melbourne)


The SABRE experiments aim to detect an annual rate modulation from dark matter interactions in ultra-high purity NaI(Tl) crystals. The SABRE South experiment is located at the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL), Australia, the first deep underground laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere, due to be completed in late 2021. SABRE South is designed to disentangle seasonal or site-related effects from the dark matter-like modulated signal first observed by DAMA/LIBRA. It is a partner to the SABRE North effort at LNGS.

SABRE South is instrumented with ultra high purity NaI(Tl) crystals immersed in a liquid scintillator veto,. The experiment is under construction and will be commissioned from late 2021 to early 2022. We will present the status of SABRE South, its expected background, and its sensitivity to a DAMA/LIBRA like modulation. We will also present recent NaI(Tl) crystal quenching factor measurements performed with the ANU HIAF, and a report on the status of SUPL.

Primary author

Francesco Nuti (The University of Melbourne)


Phillip Urquijo (The University of Melbourne) SABRE South Collaboration

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