Light Dark Matter Search with a High-Resolution Athermal Phonon Detector Operated above Ground. Academic Article uri icon


  • We present limits on spin-independent dark matter-nucleon interactions using a 10.6g Si athermal phonon detector with a baseline energy resolution of _{E}=3.860.04(stat)_{-0.00}^{+0.19}(syst)eV. This exclusion analysis sets the most stringent dark matter-nucleon scattering cross-section limits achieved by a cryogenic detector for dark matter particle masses from 93 to 140MeV/c^{2}, with a raw exposure of 9.9gd acquired at an above-ground facility. This work illustrates the scientific potential of detectors with athermal phonon sensors with eV-scale energy resolution for future dark matter searches.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 18.8

author list (cited authors)

  • Alkhatib, I., Amaral, D., Aralis, T., Aramaki, T., Arnquist, I. J., Ataee Langroudy, I., ... SuperCDMS Collaboration.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Alkhatib, I||Amaral, DWP||Aralis, T||Aramaki, T||Arnquist, IJ||Ataee Langroudy, I||Azadbakht, E||Banik, S||Barker, D||Bathurst, C||Bauer, DA||Bezerra, LVS||Bhattacharyya, R||Binder, T||Bowles, MA||Brink, PL||Bunker, R||Cabrera, B||Calkins, R||Cameron, RA||Cartaro, C||Cerdeño, DG||Chang, Y-Y||Chaudhuri, M||Chen, R||Chott, N||Cooley, J||Coombes, H||Corbett, J||Cushman, P||De Brienne, F||di Vacri, ML||Diamond, MD||Fascione, E||Figueroa-Feliciano, E||Fink, CW||Fouts, K||Fritts, M||Gerbier, G||Germond, R||Ghaith, M||Golwala, SR||Harris, HR||Herbert, N||Hines, BA||Hollister, MI||Hong, Z||Hoppe, EW||Hsu, L||Huber, ME||Iyer, V||Jardin, D||Jastram, A||Kashyap, VKS||Kelsey, MH||Kubik, A||Kurinsky, NA||Lawrence, RE||Li, A||Loer, B||Lopez Asamar, E||Lukens, P||MacDonell, D||MacFarlane, DB||Mahapatra, R||Mandic, V||Mast, N||Mayer, AJ||Meyer Zu Theenhausen, H||Michaud, ÉM||Michielin, E||Mirabolfathi, N||Mohanty, B||Morales Mendoza, JD||Nagorny, S||Nelson, J||Neog, H||Novati, V||Orrell, JL||Oser, SM||Page, WA||Pakarha, P||Partridge, R||Podviianiuk, R||Ponce, F||Poudel, S||Pyle, M||Rau, W||Reid, E||Ren, R||Reynolds, T||Roberts, A||Robinson, AE||Saab, T||Sadoulet, B||Sander, J||Sattari, A||Schnee, RW||Scorza, S||Serfass, B||Sincavage, DJ||Stanford, C||Street, J||Toback, D||Underwood, R||Verma, S||Villano, AN||von Krosigk, B||Watkins, SL||Wills, L||Wilson, JS||Wilson, MJ||Winchell, J||Wright, DH||Yellin, S||Young, BA||Yu, TC||Zhang, E||Zhang, HG||Zhao, X||Zheng, L||Camilleri, J||Kolomensky, Yu G||Zuber, S

publication date

  • August 2021