This article presents an analysis and the resulting limits on light dark matter inelastically scattering off of electrons, and on dark photon and axionlike particle absorption, using a second-generation SuperCDMS high-voltage eV-resolution detector. The 0.93 g Si detector achieved a 3 eV phonon energy resolution; for a detector bias of 100 V, this corresponds to a charge resolution of 3% of a single electron-hole pair. The energy spectrum is reported from a blind analysis with 1.2 g-days of exposure acquired in an above-ground laboratory. With charge carrier trapping and impact ionization effects incorporated into the dark matter signal models, the dark matter-electron cross section σ¯e is constrained for dark matter masses from 0.5 to 104 MeV/c2; in the mass range from 1.2 to 50 eV/c2 the dark photon kinetic mixing parameter μ and the axioelectric coupling constant gae are constrained. The minimum 90% confidence-level upper limits within the above-mentioned mass ranges are σ¯e=8.7×10-34 cm2, μ=3.3×10-14, and gae=1.0×10-9.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)