Lorenzo Pagnanini

I started working on Kinetic Inductance Detectors for Neutrino Physics, during my master thesis at La Sapienza University of Rome, in the framework of the CALDER project. Now I’m a PhD. Student at Gran Sasso Science Institute, involved in the CUPID-O experiment and the COSINUS R&D project.  CUPID-O will be the first array of enriched scintillating bolometers to search for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 82Se, demonstrating the validity of this experimental technique. The COSINUS R&D project, started in 2016, aims to develop a scintillating bolometers, using NaI as target. Thanks to the two-channel detection approach (heat and light), possible dark matter events (nuclear recoils) can be discriminated from common background (electrons/gammas) exploiting their different light yields. The COSINUS technique has the unique feature, respects to the other NaI-based detectors, to identifying any target-specific particle interactions and to suppress background.

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