July 25, 2007 to August 1, 2007
Karlsruhe University
Europe/Zurich timezone

Status of the EDELWEISS-2 Dark Matter Search

Jul 27, 2007, 2:40 PM
20m
Lehmann-Auditorium (Karlsruhe University)

Lehmann-Auditorium

Karlsruhe University

Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1 76131 Karlsruhe Germany
Parallel Talk Cosmology and Astrophysics Cosmology 3

Speaker

Ms Astrid Chantelauze (Institut für Kernphysik - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)

Description

The Edelweiss programme is dedicated to the direct search for Dark Matter as massive weakly interacting particles (WIMPs) with Germanium cryogenic detectors operated in the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane in the French Alps at a depth of 4800 mwe. After the initial phase Edelweiss I, which involved a total mass of 1 kg, the second step of the programme, Edelweiss II, currently involves 9 kg of detectors and an active shielding of 100m2 muon veto detectors and is now in its commissioning phase. The current status and performance of the Edelweiss II set-up in terms of backgrounds will be given, the underground muon flux measured with the muon veto system will be presented.

Primary author

Ms Astrid Chantelauze (Institut für Kernphysik - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)

Presentation materials