Direct search for dark matter is one of the most important problems in astrophysics. Significant signal for dark matter will be a hint to clarify the origin of the universe. Only DAMA/LIBRA experiment with NaI(Tl) detector has ever suggested the presence of dark matter signal. Verifying the DAMA/LIBRA result by a NaI(Tl) detector is urgent and important task. We have tried to purify NaI(Tl) crystal to search for dark matter. In this presentation, the present status of purification will be discussed. The concentration of potassium is successfully reduced to desired sensitivity. The 210Pb, which is difficult to reduce, has been reduced effectively. Present status of low background measurement in Kamioka observatory will be shown.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Mar 20|
|Event||16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2019 - Toyama, Japan|
Duration: 2019 Sep 9 → 2019 Sep 13
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)