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

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Author(s)

S. R. Golwala, R. Abusaidi, D. S. Akerib, P. D. Barnes, D. B. Bauer, A. Bolozdynya, P. Brink, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, J. P. Castle, R. M. Clarke, P. Colling, M. B. Crisler, A. Da Silva, A. K. Davies, R. Dixon, S. Eichblatt, Kent D. Irwin, R. J. Gaitskell, E. E. Haller, J. Hellmig, Martin Huber, J. Jochum, F. P. Lipschultz, John M. Martinis, Sae Woo Nam, J. Nelson, B. Neuhauser, T. A. Perera, M. Perillo-Issac, R. R. Ross, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, R. W. Schnee, P. Shestople, T. Shutt, Amy Smith, A. H. Sonnenschein, A. L. Spadafora, S. Yellin, B. A. Young

Abstract

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) employs massive ionization- and phonon-mediated detectors to search for WIMPs via their elastic scattering interactions with nuclei while discriminating against interactions by other background particles. Limits on the WIMP-nucleon scattering cross-section, based on 3.1 kg d of exposure, exclude new parameter space in the 10-30 GeV WIMP mass region and also a portion of the region allowed by the DAMA annual modulation search (Bernabei, Phys. Lett. 450 (1999( 448).
Citation
Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume
444

Keywords

detectors, WIMP, Cryogenic Dark Matter Search

Citation

Golwala, S. , Abusaidi, R. , Akerib, D. , Barnes, P. , Bauer, D. , Bolozdynya, A. , Brink, P. , Cabrera, B. , Caldwell, D. , Castle, J. , Clarke, R. , Colling, P. , Crisler, M. , Da Silva, A. , Davies, A. , Dixon, R. , Eichblatt, S. , Irwin, K. , Gaitskell, R. , Haller, E. , Hellmig, J. , Huber, M. , Jochum, J. , Lipschultz, F. , Martinis, J. , Nam, S. , Nelson, J. , Neuhauser, B. , Perera, T. , Perillo-Issac, M. , Ross, R. , Saab, T. , Sadoulet, B. , Schnee, R. , Shestople, P. , Shutt, T. , Smith, A. , Sonnenschein, A. , Spadafora, A. , Yellin, S. and Young, B. (2000), Exclusion Limits on the WIMP-Nucleon Scattering Cross-Section from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created December 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021