It arrives from Sardinia and it is called ARIA project, the scientific laboratory for the distillation of Argon-40, a chemical element fundamental in the research of dark matter.
The project is realized thank to the collaboration between INFN, National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Regione Sardegna.
The ARIA collaboration is constituted by the INFN together with Carbosulcis, a subsidiary of the Sardinia Region that manages the mining plant, the Princeton University, the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, the University of Cagliari, the University of Sassari, the Politecnico di Milano, the Fermi National Laboratory, ENEA, the ITIM (Cluj Napoca – Romania) e many others institutes and universities taking part of the DarkSide-20k collaboration.
The infrastructure is unique and it has been inaugurated on September 21 2018, in Sardinia, in the Monte Sinni mine, in Sulcis-Iglesiente.
To discover the ARIA Project and stay updated on the latest news about it, please click on the links below:
- The ARIA Project
- News on ARIA (in italian only)
- Scientific papers