Jul 22 – 27, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Low-mass WIMP searches with EDELWEISS

Jul 24, 2018, 8:30 AM
117 (MacMillian)



Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Direct Detection 2.1 Plenary Session


Jules Gascon (Universite Lyon 1)


The EDELWEISS collaboration is performing a direct search for WIMP dark matter in the range from 1 to 20 GeV/c2 using cryogenic germanium detectors equipped with a full charge and thermal signal readout. We present the most recent results and the currently ongoing program to reduce the experimental thresholds and gain sensitivity for low mass WIMPs, either utilizing the Neganov-Trofimov-Luke effect in the EDELWEISS-LT program, or increasing the discrimination of backgrounds with an improved ionization readout in the MELODI program. New prospects for Axion-Like Particle dark matter searches will also be presented.

Primary authors

Dr Veronique Sanglard (IPNL - Universite Lyon + CNRS/IN2P3) EDELWEISS collaboration

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