The superCDMS experimental program

Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano*, SuperCDMS Collaboration

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experimental program is underway. The Soudan experiment is currently taking data with a 10 kg detector payload, and a generation 2 experiment at SNOLAB with a 200 kg payload has been proposed. First results from the SuperCDMS Soudan experiment are expected in 2013. The Soudan and SNOLAB experiments will reach a sensitivity to the WIMP-nucleon cross section of 5 × 10−45 cm2 and 8 × 10−47 cm2, respectively, for WIMP masses around 60 GeV/c2. Using new low-threshold techniques, both experiments are expected to achieve world-leading sensitivities to WIMP masses between 2 and 10 GeV/c2. In this paper we give an overview of the SuperCDMS experimental program and report on the discrimination capability of our new iZIP detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe - Proceedings of the 10th UCLA Symposium on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
EditorsDavid Cline
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages97-103
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789400772403
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event10th UCLA Symposium on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, 2012 - Marina del Rey, United States
Duration: Feb 22 2012Feb 24 2012

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume148
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Other

Other10th UCLA Symposium on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, 2012
CountryUnited States
CityMarina del Rey
Period2/22/122/24/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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