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Exclusion Limits on the WIMP-Nucleon Cross Section from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search

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R. Abusaidi, D. S. Akerib, P. D. Barnes, D. B. Bauer, A. Bolozdynya, P. Brink, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, J. P. Castle, R. M. Clarke, P. Colling, M. B. Crisler, A Cummings, A. Da Silva, A. K. Davies, R. Dixon, B. L. Dougherty, D. Driscoll, S. Eichblatt, J. Emes, R. J. Gaitskell, S. R. Golwala, D. Hale, E. E. Haller, J. Hellmig, Martin Huber, Kent D. Irwin, J. Jochum, F. P. Lipschultz, A. Lu, V. Mandic, John M. Martinis, Sae Woo Nam, Harold E. Nelson, B. Neuhauser, M. J. Penn, T. A. Perera, M. Perillo-Issac, B Pritychenko, R. R. Ross, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, R. W. Schnee, D. N. Seitz, P. Shestople, T. Shutt, Amy Smith, G. W. Smith, A. H. Sonnenschein, A. L. Spadafora, W. Stockwell, J. D. Taylor, Stephen White, S. Yellin, B. A. Young

Abstract

The cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) employs Ge and Si detectors to search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) via their elastic-scattering interactions with nuclei while discriminating against interactions of background particles. CDMS data, accounting for the neutron background, give limits on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic-scattering cross section that exclude unexplored parameter space above 10 GeV/C-2 WIMP mass and, at>75% C.L., the entire 3 ς allowed region for the WIMP signal reported by the DAMA experiment.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
84
Issue
25

Keywords

Dark-matter, SQUID, WIMPs

Citation

Abusaidi, R. , Akerib, D. , Barnes, P. , Bauer, D. , Bolozdynya, A. , Brink, P. , Bunker, R. , Cabrera, B. , Caldwell, D. , Castle, J. , Clarke, R. , Colling, P. , Crisler, M. , Cummings, A. , Da Silva, A. , Davies, A. , Dixon, R. , Dougherty, B. , Driscoll, D. , Eichblatt, S. , Emes, J. , Gaitskell, R. , Golwala, S. , Hale, D. , Haller, E. , Hellmig, J. , Huber, M. , Irwin, K. , Jochum, J. , Lipschultz, F. , Lu, A. , Mandic, V. , Martinis, J. , Nam, S. , Nelson, H. , Neuhauser, B. , Penn, M. , Perera, T. , Perillo-Issac, M. , Pritychenko, B. , Ross, R. , Saab, T. , Sadoulet, B. , Schnee, R. , Seitz, D. , Shestople, P. , Shutt, T. , Smith, A. , Smith, G. , Sonnenschein, A. , Spadafora, A. , Stockwell, W. , Taylor, J. , White, S. , Yellin, S. and Young, B. (2000), Exclusion Limits on the WIMP-Nucleon Cross Section from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search, Physical Review Letters (Accessed May 19, 2024)

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Created June 18, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021