The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) : Present Status and Future Conference Paper uri icon


  • The CDMS collaboration utilizes Ge detectors for their Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) search at the Soudan mine, Minnesota. The final data run of CDMS II is complete and a detector upgrade for SuperCDMS has commenced. A SuperTower of five 1-inch thick Ge crystals has been installed and undergoing commissioning. Its surface-event rejection capability should allow SuperCDMS to continue to run background free for the next proposed phases: 15 kg Ge deployment at Soudan, and up to 150 kg Ge deployment at SNOLAB. Recent detector advances to allow a 1 tonne Ge experiment are also discussed. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Brink, P. L., Ahmed, Z., Akerib, D. S., Bailey, C. N., Balakishiyeva, D., Bauer, D. A., ... Marshak, M. L.

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM


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