Search for weakly interacting massive particles with the first five-tower data from the cryogenic dark matter search at the soudan underground laboratory. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We report results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search at the Soudan Underground Laboratory (CDMS II) featuring the full complement of 30 detectors. A blind analysis of data taken between October 2006 and July 2007 sets an upper limit on the weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) nucleon spin-independent cross section of 6.6x10;{-44} cm;{2} (4.6x10;{-44} cm;{2} when combined with previous CDMS II data) at the 90% confidence level for a WIMP mass of 60 GeV/c;{2}. This achieves the best sensitivity for dark matter WIMPs with masses above 44 GeV/c;{2}, and significantly restricts the parameter space for some favored supersymmetric models.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 349

complete list of authors

  • Ahmed, Z||Akerib, DS||Arrenberg, S||Attisha, MJ||Bailey, CN||Baudis, L||Bauer, DA||Beaty, J||Brink, PL||Bruch, T||Bunker, R||Burke, S||Cabrera, B||Caldwell, DO||Cooley, J||Cushman, P||Dejongh, F||Dragowsky, MR||Duong, L||Emes, J||Figueroa-Feliciano, E||Filippini, J||Fritts, M||Gaitskell, RJ||Golwala, SR||Grant, DR||Hall, J||Hennings-Yeomans, R||Hertel, S||Holmgren, D||Huber, ME||Mahapatra, R||Mandic, V||McCarthy, KA||Mirabolfathi, N||Nelson, H||Novak, L||Ogburn, RW||Pyle, M||Qiu, X||Ramberg, E||Rau, W||Reisetter, A||Saab, T||Sadoulet, B||Sander, J||Schmitt, R||Schnee, RW||Seitz, DN||Serfass, B||Sirois, A||Sundqvist, KM||Tarka, M||Tomada, A||Wang, G||Yellin, S||Yoo, J||Young, BA

publication date

  • January 2009