22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Results from the Final Runs of the CDMSII Experiment

24 Jul 2010, 09:00
Salle Maillot ()

Salle Maillot

Parallel Session Talk 11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology 11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology


Dr Marek Kos (Syracuse University/CDMS)


The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) is a world leader in sensitivity to Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). CDMS uses a combination of ionization and phonon energy to identify nuclear recoils arising from potential WIMP scatters. As published in Science vol. 327 p.1619, exposure from the final run of the CDMS-II detectors totalled 612 kg-days for the Ge detectors after data-quality cuts were applied. In this final run we observed 2 candidate events in our signal region with an expected background of 0.9+/-0.2 events. The probability to observe 2 events with our expected background is 23%, thus we cannot claim a WIMP detection. The combined CDMSII result excludes new parameter space in elastic and inelastic dark matter models. The analysis of the final CDMSII run will be described

Primary author

Dr Marek Kos (Syracuse University/CDMS)

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