The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) uses Ge and Si detectors to search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) via their elastic-scattering interaction with atomic nuclei. The present results from CDMS give limits on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic-scattering cross section that exclude previously unexplored parameter space above 10 GeV/c2. The second phase of the CDMS experiment, scheduled to start in January 2002, is expected to improve on the present sensitivity by more than two orders of magnitude.
Proceedings Title: Proc., 9th Intl Wkshp on Low Temp. Detectors (LTD)
Conference Dates: July 22-29, 2001
Conference Location: Madison, WI
Pub Type: Conferences
atomic nuclei, cryogenic dark matter