5-10 August 2019
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto Canada
America/Toronto timezone

The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) at SNOLAB

6 Aug 2019, 16:15


Alan Robinson (Université de Montréal)


To detect energy potentially deposited by the large flux of dark matter particles streaming through the earth, dark matter direct search experiments deploy sensitive low-background calorimeters. By compounding various techniques, SuperCDMS calorimeters obtain world-leading eV-scale energy resolution. An array of 24 SuperCDMS detectors will be deployed in a new low-background cryogenic facility under construction at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Canada. These detectors will improve sensitivity to light dark matter particles by orders of magnitude compared to existing experiments.

An overview of SuperCDMS detectors, models for light dark matter that SuperCDMS will explore, the status of detector construction, and plans for operation will be presented.

Primary author

Alan Robinson (Université de Montréal)

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