Results from a low-energy analysis of the CDMS II germanium data. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report results from a reanalysis of data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment at the Soudan Underground Laboratory. Data taken between October 2006 and September 2008 using eight germanium detectors are reanalyzed with a lowered, 2 keV recoil-energy threshold, to give increased sensitivity to interactions from weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) with masses below 10GeV/c(2). This analysis provides stronger constraints than previous CDMS II results for WIMP masses below 9GeV/c(2) and excludes parameter space associated with possible low-mass WIMP signals from the DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT experiments.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 14.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Ahmed, Z., Akerib, D. S., Arrenberg, S., Bailey, C. N., Balakishiyeva, D., Baudis, L., ... CDMS Collaboration.

citation count

  • 416

complete list of authors

  • Ahmed, Z||Akerib, DS||Arrenberg, S||Bailey, CN||Balakishiyeva, D||Baudis, L||Bauer, DA||Brink, PL||Bruch, T||Bunker, R||Cabrera, B||Caldwell, DO||Cooley, J||do Couto e Silva, E||Cushman, P||Daal, M||DeJongh, F||Di Stefano, P||Dragowsky, MR||Duong, L||Fallows, S||Figueroa-Feliciano, E||Filippini, J||Fox, J||Fritts, M||Golwala, SR||Hall, J||Hennings-Yeomans, R||Hertel, SA||Holmgren, D||Hsu, L||Huber, ME||Kamaev, O||Kiveni, M||Kos, M||Leman, SW||Liu, S||Mahapatra, R||Mandic, V||McCarthy, KA||Mirabolfathi, N||Moore, D||Nelson, H||Ogburn, RW||Phipps, A||Pyle, M||Qiu, X||Ramberg, E||Rau, W||Reisetter, A||Resch, R||Saab, T||Sadoulet, B||Sander, J||Schnee, RW||Seitz, DN||Serfass, B||Sundqvist, KM||Tarka, M||Wikus, P||Yellin, S||Yoo, J||Young, BA||Zhang, J

publication date

  • January 2011