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Research Area: FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale

L.go B. Pontecorvo, 3, 56127 Pisa (PI), Italy.

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Research activities

My  main research activity deals with the  Dark matter search in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) in the DarkSide-20k  detector viewing a low-radioactivity argon target located in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory. The DS-20k experiment is designed to extend the cross section vs. mass range in the search for dark matter  well beyond any current or presently funded experiment []. DS-20k experiment has been approved and it is in the construction phase. The innovative instrumentation, in which the Pisa group is involved, of DS-20k consists in Silicon Photomultipliers innovative special arrays operated at Liquid argon temperatures []. The technologies developed for DS-20k are also expected to be very relevant in view of future  core-collapse supernova neutrinos experiments [JCAP03(2021)043].
Other activities of mine are in Belle2 experiment and in  EEE  [Eur. Phys. J. C (2021) 81:464], a network of cosmic muon trackers installed in about 60 italian secondary schools.

Recent publications

  • The Silicon Vertex Detector of the Belle II experiment [2024]
  • A cosmic muon test facility with the MRPC telescopes of the EEE Project [2023]
  • Measurement of the cosmic charged particle rate at sea level in the latitude range 35$$^{\circ }$$ $$\div $$ 82$$^{\circ }$$ N with the PolarquEEEst experiment [2023]
  • Simulation of an all-layer monolithic pixel vertex detector for the Belle II upgrade [2023]
  • Studies on new Eco-gas mixtures for Extreme Energy Events Project [2023]
See all the publications on: Arpi, Orcid


  • FISICA 3 (Cod. 248BB) CdS FIS-L FISICA (Registro)
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