The DarkSide experiment aims at the detection of dark matter particles. It is carried on at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in central Italy and it uses as detector a double phase TPC filled with liquid argon depleted in 39Ar. Thanks to an accurate screening of building materials and veto strategy, DarkSide is a zero background experiment. Currently the DarkSide-50 experiment, filled with 50 kilograms of ultrapure liquid argon is taking data and the DarkSide collaboration is committed to finalizing the design of the DarkSide-20k experiment, that will enlarge the target mass by three order of magnitude and it will exploit innovative technologies for the detection of the liquid argon scintillation light.

Research group: 
Alessio Caminata
Stefano Davini
Paolo Musico
Gemma Testera
Italian Research Institutes: 
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