The coldest place in the Pyrenees is in Canfranc CROSS team and LSC personnel have completed the installation of a shielded dilution refrigerator, running since last Friday April 12. Current temperature of the working area is 12.5 mK, -273.1 degrees Celsius. CROSS is a bolometric experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay.
First dark matter annual modulation test of DAMA/LIBRA results by ANAIS ANAIS-112, consisting of 112.5 kg of Sodium Iodine crystals, is taking data at the LSC since August 2017. This is the first model independent search for the DAMA/LIBRA modulation. No evidence of modulation found so far. More data will be accumulated in the next three years to reach the projected goal of 3 sigma sensitivity of the DAMA/LIBRA result. More details on: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1903.03973.pdf All info available at ANAIS Website
The Minister of State for Science, Innovation and Universities and the Science Chief Adviser on Innovation and Research visited LSC The Minister of State for Science, Innovation and Universities, [...]