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Dark Matter Search Results from the CDMS II Experiment

Ahmed, Z. and Akerib, D. S. and Arrenberg, S. and Bailey, C. N. and Balakishiyeva, D. and Baudis, L. and Bauer, D. A. and Brink, P. L. and Bruch, T. and Bunker, R. and Cabrera, B. and Caldwell, D. O. and Cooley, J. and Cushman, P. and Daal, M. and DeJongh, F. and Dragowsky, M. R. and Duong, L. and Fallows, S. and Figueroa-Feliciano, E. and Filippini, J. and Fritts, M. and Golwala, S. R. and Grant, D. R. and Hall, J. and Hennings-Yeomans, R. and Hertel, S. A. and Holmgren, D. and Hsu, L. and Huber, M. E. and Kamaev, O. and Kiveni, M. and Kos, M. and Leman, S. W. and Mahapatra, R. and Mandic, V. and McCarthy, K. A. and Mirabolfathi, N. and Moore, D. and Nelson, H. and Ogburn, R. W. and Phipps, A. 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 Schnee, R. W. and Seitz, D. N. and Serfass, B. and Sundqvist, K. M. and Tarka, M. and Wikus, P. and Yellin, S. and Yoo, J. and Young, B. A. and Zhang, J. (2010) Dark Matter Search Results from the CDMS II Experiment. Science, 327 (5973). pp. 1619-1621. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1186112.

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Astrophysical observations indicate that dark matter constitutes most of the mass in our universe, but its nature remains unknown. Over the past decade, the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment has provided world-leading sensitivity for the direct detection of weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) dark matter. The final exposure of our low-temperature germanium particle detectors at the Soudan Underground Laboratory yielded two candidate events, with an expected background of 0.9 ± 0.2 events. This is not statistically significant evidence for a WIMP signal. The combined CDMS II data place the strongest constraints on the WIMP-nucleon spin-independent scattering cross section for a wide range of WIMP masses and exclude new parameter space in inelastic dark matter models.

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Additional Information:© 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 17 December 2009; accepted 5 February 2010. Published online 11 February 2010. The CDMS collaboration gratefully acknowledges the contributions of numerous engineers and technicians; we would like to especially thank J. Beaty, B. Hines, L. Novak, R. Schmitt, and A. Tomada. This work is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grants AST-9978911, PHY-0542066, PHY-0503729, PHY-0503629, PHY-0503641, PHY-0504224, PHY-0705052, PHY-0801708, PHY-0801712, PHY-0802575, and PHY-0855525), by the Department of Energy (contracts DE-AC03-76SF00098, DE-FG02-91ER40688, DE-FG02-92ER40701, DE-FG03-90ER40569, and DE-FG03-91ER40618), by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF grant 20-118119), and by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (grant SAPIN 341314-07).
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-91ER40618
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)20-118119
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