23-28 June 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

The EDELWEISS III Experiment

Jun 27, 2014, 2:30 PM
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Dark Matter Direct Detection Dark Matter: Direct Detection


Silvia Scorza (KIT)


EDELWEISS is a direct dark matter search situated in the low radioactivity environment of the Modane Underground Laboratory. The experiment uses Ge detectors operated at 20 mK in a dilution refrigerator in order to identify eventual rare nuclear recoils induced by elastic scattering of WIMPs from our Galactic halo. I will describe the current EDELWEISS-III program, including improvements of the background, data-acquisition and the installation of a subset of thirty-six 800-g FID detectors. FID detector background rejection capabilities and performances will be also presented. 
The FID detector technology is not limited to EDELWEISS-III but can be further employed in the next generation of cryogenic detector experiments.

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