Validation of phonon physics in the CDMS detector monte carlo

K. A. McCarthy*, S. W. Leman, A. Anderson, D. Brandt, P. L. Brink, B. Cabrera, M. Cherry, E. Do Couto E Silva, P. Cushman, T. Doughty, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, P. Kim, N. Mirabolfathi, L. Novak, R. Partridge, M. Pyle, A. Reisetter, R. Resch, B. Sadoulet, B. SerfassK. M. Sundqvist, A. Tomada

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The SuperCDMS collaboration is a dark matter search effort aimed at detecting the scattering of WIMP dark matter from nuclei in cryogenic germanium targets. The CDMS Detector Monte Carlo (CDMS-DMC) is a simulation tool aimed at achieving a deeper understanding of the performance of the SuperCDMS detectors and aiding the dark matter search analysis. We present results from validation of the phonon physics described in the CDMS-DMC and outline work towards utilizing it in future WIMP search analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1160-1166
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • CDMS
  • Detector Monte Carlo
  • Phonons
  • TES

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    McCarthy, K. A., Leman, S. W., Anderson, A., Brandt, D., Brink, P. L., Cabrera, B., Cherry, M., Do Couto E Silva, E., Cushman, P., Doughty, T., Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Kim, P., Mirabolfathi, N., Novak, L., Partridge, R., Pyle, M., Reisetter, A., Resch, R., Sadoulet, B., ... Tomada, A. (2012). Validation of phonon physics in the CDMS detector monte carlo. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 167(5-6), 1160-1166.