Astroparticle Seminar:Canfranc Laboratory-speaker Aldo Ianni

Jan 28, 2016, 4:00 pm – Jan 27, 2016, 5:00 pm
Jadwin 303


Event Description
The Canfranc Laboratory is the second largest Deep Underground Infrastructure for Astroparticle Physics in Europe. It is located in the Spanish Pyrenees at 1100 meters above sea level at the border between Spain and France. About 1600 square meters are available underground for experimental activities. This laboratory has about 850 meters of rock overburden with a residual cosmic ray flux of 4x10^-3 /m^2/s. The underground infrastructure includes a radon abatement system, a clean room, a workshop and a low counting laboratory equipped with seven high-purity germanium gamma spectrometers. The underground infrastructure is completed by an external building with a chemistry, electronics laboratory, and an electro-forming copper facility. The main research activities at Canfranc are on direct detection of dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay. Direct dark matter is searched for with an array of NaI(Tl) scintillators (ANAIS) and with a 2-ton liquid argon TPC (ArDM). Neutrinoless double beta decay is searched for with a high pressure TPC using Xe gas enriched in 136Xe (NEXT). More research activities are carried out at LSC on low counting techniques, geophysics and biology. In the talk the Canfranc Laboratory will be presented and the status of the experimental. Aldo Ianni, Director Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc Paseo de los Ayerbe S/N 22880 Canfranc Estacion Huesca Spain