An experimental search for WIMP using CsI(Tl) crystals(KIMS) is being prepared at the underground laboratory, Cheongpyung, Korea. Characteristics and internal background of CsI(Tl) crystal have been investigated in detail to develop highly sensitive detector for WIMP search. The background at the underground laboratory is measured and shielding design has been done with an optimization with a MC study. The result of detector development and prospect of KIMS experiment is reported.
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This work was supported by the Creative Research Initiative program of Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea. We would like to thank the Korea South Electric Co. and the Cheong-pyung Storage Power Plant for allowing us to use their underground facility.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics