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Present Results and Future Goals of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search



T. A. Perera, D. Abrams, D. S. Akerib, D. B. Bauer, A. Bolozdynya, P. Brink, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, J. P. Castle, Fengbo Hang, R. M. Clarke, M. B. Crisler, R. Dixon, D. Driscoll, S. Eichblatt, R. J. Gaitskell, S. R. Golwala, E. E. Haller, J. Hellmig, D. Holmgren, Martin Huber, S. Kamat, C. Maloney, V. Mandic, John M. Martinis, P. Meunier, Sae Woo Nam, Harold E. Nelson, M. Perillo-Issac, R. R. Ross, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, J. Sander, R. W. Schnee, T. Shutt, Amy Smith, A. H. Sonnenschein, A. L. Spadafora, G. Wang


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, USA


atomic nuclei, cryogenic dark matter


Perera, T. , Abrams, D. , Akerib, D. , Bauer, D. , Bolozdynya, A. , Brink, P. , Bunker, R. , Cabrera, B. , Caldwell, D. , Castle, J. , Hang, F. , Clarke, R. , Crisler, M. , Dixon, R. , Driscoll, D. , Eichblatt, S. , Gaitskell, R. , Golwala, S. , Haller, E. , Hellmig, J. , Holmgren, D. , Huber, M. , Kamat, S. , Maloney, C. , Mandic, V. , Martinis, J. , Meunier, P. , Nam, S. , Nelson, H. , Perillo-Issac, M. , Ross, R. , Saab, T. , Sadoulet, B. , Sander, J. , Schnee, R. , Shutt, T. , Smith, A. , Sonnenschein, A. , Spadafora, A. and Wang, G. (2002), Present Results and Future Goals of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search, Proc., 9th Intl Wkshp on Low Temp. Detectors (LTD), Madison, WI, USA (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created December 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021