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Search for weakly interacting massive particles with the first five-tower data from the cryogenic dark matter search at the Soudan underground laboratory

Ahmed, Z. and Akerib, D. S. and Arrenberg, S. and Attisha, M. J. and Bailey, C. N. and Baudis, L. and Bauer, D. A. and Beaty, J. and Brink, P. L. and Bruch, T. and Bunker, R. and Burke, S. and Cabrera, B. and Caldwell, D. O. and Cooley, J. and Cushman, P. and DeJongh, F. and Dragowsky, M. R. and Duong, L. and Emes, J. and Figueroa-Feliciano, E. and Filippini, J. and Fritts, M. and Gaitskell, R. J. and Golwala, S. R. and Grant, D. R. and Hall, J. and Hennings-Yeomans, R. and Hertel, S. and Holmgren, D. and Huber, M. E. and Mahapatra, R. and Mandic, V. and McCarthy, K. A. and Mirabolfathi, N. and Nelson, H. and Novak, L. and Ogburn, R. W. and Pyle, M. and Qiu, X. and Ramberg, E. and Rau, W. and Reisetter, A. and Saab, T. and Sadoulet, B. and Sander, J. and Schmitt, R. and Schnee, R. W. and Seitz, D. N. and Serfass, B. and Sirois, A. and Sundqvist, K. M. and Tarka, M. and Tomada, A. and Wang, G. and Yellin, S. and Yoo, J. and Young, B. A. (2009) Search for weakly interacting massive particles with the first five-tower data from the cryogenic dark matter search at the Soudan underground laboratory. Physical Review Letters, 102 (1). Art. No. 011301. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.011301.

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We report results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search at the Soudan Underground Laboratory (CDMS II) featuring the full complement of 30 detectors. A blind analysis of data taken between October 2006 and July 2007 sets an upper limit on the weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) nucleon spin-independent cross section of 6.6 x 10^(-44) cm^2 (4.6 x 10^(-44) cm^2 when combined with previous CDMS II data) at the 90% confidence level for a WIMP mass of 60 GeV/c^2. This achieves the best sensitivity for dark matter WIMPs with masses above 44 GeV/c^2, and significantly restricts the parameter space for some favored supersymmetric models.

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Additional Information:©2009 The American Physical Society. Received 28 March 2008; published 5 January 2009. The CDMS collaboration gratefully acknowledges Patrizia Meunier, Daniel Callahan, Pat Castle, Dave Hale, Susanne Kyre, Bruce Lambin, and Wayne Johnson for their contributions. This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grant Nos. AST-9978911, PHY-0542066, PHY-0503729, PHY-0503629, PHY-0503641, PHY-0504224, and PHY-0705052), by the Department of Energy (Contracts DE-AC03-76SF00098, DE-FG02-91ER40688, DE-FG03-90ER40569, and DE-FG03-91ER40618), by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF Grant No. 20-118119), and by NSERC Canada (Grant SAPIN No. 341314-07).
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC03-76SF00098
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-91ER40688
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-90ER40569
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-91ER40618
Swiss National Foundation (SNF)20-118119
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)341314-07
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