Search for low-mass weakly interacting massive particles with SuperCDMS. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report a first search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) using the background rejection capabilities of SuperCDMS. An exposure of 577 kg days was analyzed for WIMPs with mass <30GeV/c(2), with the signal region blinded. Eleven events were observed after unblinding. We set an upper limit on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section of 1.210(-42)cm(2) at 8GeV/c(2). This result is in tension with WIMP interpretations of recent experiments and probes new parameter space for WIMP-nucleon scattering for WIMP masses <6GeV/c(2).

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 25.854

author list (cited authors)

  • Agnese, R., Anderson, A. J., Asai, M., Balakishiyeva, D., Basu Thakur, R., Bauer, D. A., ... (SuperCDMS Collaboration).

citation count

  • 397

complete list of authors

  • Agnese, R||Anderson, AJ||Asai, M||Balakishiyeva, D||Basu Thakur, R||Bauer, DA||Beaty, J||Billard, J||Borgland, A||Bowles, MA||Brandt, D||Brink, PL||Bunker, R||Cabrera, B||Caldwell, DO||Cerdeno, DG||Chagani, H||Chen, Y||Cherry, M||Cooley, J||Cornell, B||Crewdson, CH||Cushman, P||Daal, M||DeVaney, D||Di Stefano, PCF||Silva, E Do Couto E||Doughty, T||Esteban, L||Fallows, S||Figueroa-Feliciano, E||Godfrey, GL||Golwala, SR||Hall, J||Hansen, S||Harris, HR||Hertel, SA||Hines, BA||Hofer, T||Holmgren, D||Hsu, L||Huber, ME||Jastram, A||Kamaev, O||Kara, B||Kelsey, MH||Kenany, S||Kennedy, A||Kiveni, M||Koch, K||Leder, A||Loer, B||Lopez Asamar, E||Mahapatra, R||Mandic, V||Martinez, C||McCarthy, KA||Mirabolfathi, N||Moffatt, RA||Nelson, RH||Novak, L||Page, K||Partridge, R||Pepin, M||Phipps, A||Platt, M||Prasad, K||Pyle, M||Qiu, H||Rau, W||Redl, P||Reisetter, A||Resch, RW||Ricci, Y||Ruschman, M||Saab, T||Sadoulet, B||Sander, J||Schmitt, RL||Schneck, K||Schnee, RW||Scorza, S||Seitz, DN||Serfass, B||Shank, B||Speller, D||Toma

publication date

  • January 2014