Romanian Contribution at CERN for Physics
at Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
Programme / Sub-programme / Module: 5/5.2/CERN-RO
Project duration: 2022-2024 (33 months)
The objectives of this project are the following:
- Comprehensive studies of the radioactive background for ProtoDUNE / DUNE experiment
- Searches for dark matter using a variety of signatures of non-accelerator BSM physics
- Participation in the CERN experiment technical and scientific activities.
- Participation at the CERN /US collaboration meetings; dissemination and exploitation of the scientific results, communication of the results to a large audience for raising public awareness toward these problems.
In the frame of these objectives a large class of aspects will be investigated: indoor analysis of the gradient of radon concentration and its radioactive descendants, identification of intrinsic radioactive impurities (if they exist) and internal activation due to cosmic rays (Ar-39, Ar-35, Ar-37, Ar-39, Ar-41, Ar-42 can be produced).
For physics BSM, the investigation of detection of antiquark nuggets in a large LAr detector will represent a primary subject.
We also investigate the strategies to characterize optimally the background in solar neutrinos, with emphasis on B-8 processes.
Participation in the technical and scientific activities of the CERN experiment