13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Results on light dark matter particles with a low threshold CRESST-II detector

16 Dec 2015, 14:25
Level 2, Room 7&8 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 7&8

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Achim Gütlein (Austrian Academy of Sciences)


CRESST-II is a direct dark matter search using cryogenic detectors based on calcium tungstate. Due to their light nuclei and low energy thresholds these detectors allow for a high sensitivity for dark-matter particles with low masses. We present data corresponding to an exposure of 52 kg-days obtained by one single detector module with a very low energy threshold of 307 eV for nuclear recoils. A blind analysis was performed on the data set resulting in a significantly improved sensitivity for dark-matter particles with masses below 3 GeV/c$^2$. Furthermore, this result extends the parameter space covered by direct dark matter searches to the sub-GeV/c$^2$ mass region.
Collaboration CRESST collaboration

Primary author

Achim Gütlein (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

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