Discovery potential of the XENON1T experiment.
Di Gangi P. per la Collaborazione XENON
I present the study of the expected discovery capabilities of the XENON1T experiment. The statistical model is based on the Profile Likelihood Ratio method, which allows to asses the expected significance of discovery for different hypothesized signals. The model is informed by MC simulations of the detector performance and the expected signal and background. The parameter reconstruction is evaluated by simulating a signal and determining the likelihood contours in the WIMP mass and cross section space. Finally, the potential to observe the coherent neutrino-nucleus scatterings, so far never observed, and the impact of such background for large-exposure XENON-like experiments is presented.