Search for low-mass weakly interacting massive particles with SuperCDMS

R. Agnese, A. J. Anderson, M. Asai, D. Balakishiyeva, R. Basu Thakur, D. A. Bauer, J. Beaty, J. Billard, A. Borgland, M. A. Bowles, D. Brandt, P. L. Brink, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, D. G. Cerdeno, H. Chagani, Y. Chen, M. Cherry, J. CooleyB. Cornell, C. H. Crewdson, P. Cushman, M. Daal, D. Devaney, P. C F Di Stefano, E. Do Couto E Silva, T. Doughty, L. Esteban, S. Fallows, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, G. L. Godfrey, S. R. Golwala, J. Hall, S. Hansen, H. R. Harris, S. A. Hertel, B. A. Hines, T. Hofer, D. Holmgren, L. Hsu, M. E. Huber, A. Jastram, O. Kamaev, B. Kara, M. H. Kelsey, S. Kenany, A. Kennedy, M. Kiveni, K. Koch, A. Leder, B. Loer, E. Lopez Asamar, R. Mahapatra, V. Mandic, C. Martinez, K. A. McCarthy, N. Mirabolfathi, R. A. Moffatt, R. H. Nelson, L. Novak, K. Page, R. Partridge, M. Pepin, A. Phipps, M. Platt, K. Prasad, M. Pyle, H. Qiu, W. Rau, P. Redl, A. Reisetter, R. W. Resch, Y. Ricci, M. Ruschman, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, J. Sander, R. L. Schmitt, K. Schneck, R. W. Schnee, S. Scorza, D. N. Seitz, B. Serfass, B. Shank, D. Speller, A. Tomada, S. Upadhyayula, A. N. Villano, B. Welliver, D. H. Wright, S. Yellin, J. J. Yen, B. A. Young, J. Zhang

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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/c2, 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 1.2×10-42cm2 at 8GeV/c2. This result is in tension with WIMP interpretations of recent experiments and probes new parameter space for WIMP-nucleon scattering for WIMP masses <6GeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number241302
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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