May 10 – 12, 2021
Canada/Eastern timezone

CUTE - a low-background cryogenic facility for kg-scale experiment

May 12, 2021, 11:00 AM


Wolfgang Rau


The Cryogenic Underground TEst facility (CUTE) – developed as a test facility for devices that require low temperatures (~10 mK) and low backgrounds – is operational at SNOLAB since 2019. Particular care was also taken in providing a low-noise and low-vibration environment for the experimental setup. This presentation discusses the features and performance of the facility, the current operation for testing SuperCDMS detectors and the plans for a first dark matter search with these detectors, as well as possible future uses for the testing of other cryogenic devices (e.g. particle detectors or Q-bits) or small scale rare event searches.

Presentation materials