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Characterization of SuperCDMS 1-inch Ge Detectors

Ahmed, Z. and Filippini, J. and Golwala, S. R. and Moore, D. and Ogburn, R. W. and Wang, G. (2009) Characterization of SuperCDMS 1-inch Ge Detectors. In: The Thirteenth International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors - LTD 13. AIP Conference Proceedings . No.1185. American Institute of Physics , New York, pp. 659-662. ISBN 978-0-7354-0751-0.

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The newly commissioned SuperCDMS Soudan experiment aims to search for WIMP dark matter with a sensitivity to cross sections of 5×10^(−45)cm^2 and larger (90% CL upper limit). This goal is facilitated by a new set of germanium detectors, 2.5 times more massive than the ones used in the CDMS-II experiment, and with a different athermal phonon sensor layout that eliminates radial degeneracy in position reconstruction of high radius events. We present characterization data on these detectors, as well as improved techniques for correcting position-dependent variations in pulse shape across the detector. These improvements provide surface-event discrimination sufficient for a reach of 5×10^(−45)cm^2.

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Additional Information:© 2009 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 16 December 2009. 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, PHY-0705052, PHY-0801536, PHY-0801708, PHY-0801712 and PHY-0802575), by the Department of Energy (Contracts DE-AC03-76SF00098, DE-FG02-91ER40688, DE-FG02-92ER40701, DEFG03-90ER40569, and DE-FG03-91ER40618), and by NSERC Canada (Grant SAPIN 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-FG02-92ER40701
Department of Energy (DOE)DEFG03-90ER40569
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-91ER40618
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)SAPIN 341314-07
Subject Keywords:Dark Matter; Cryogenic Detectors; SuperCDMS
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1185
Classification Code:PACS: 95.35.+d, 14.80.Ly, 29.40.Vj, 73.61.Jc, 85.25.-j, 85.25.Oj
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Official Citation:Characterization of SuperCDMS 1-inch Ge Detectors Z. Ahmed, D. S. Akerib, C. N. Bailey, D. Balakishiyeva, D. A. Bauer, J. Beaty, P. L. Brink, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, K. Clark, J. Cooley, P. Cushman, F. DeJongh, M. R. Dragowsky, L. Duong, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, J. Filippini, M. Fritts, S. R. Golwala, D. R. Grant, J. Hall, R. Hennings-Yeomans, S. Hertel, D. Homgren, L. Hsu, M. E. Huber, O. Kamaev, M. Kiveni, M. Kos, S. W. Leman, R. Mahapatra, V. Mandic, D. Moore, K. A. McCarthy, N. Mirabolfathi, H. Nelson, R. W. Ogburn, M. Pyle, X. Qiu, E. Ramberg, W. Rau, A. Reisetter, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, J. Sander, R. W. Schnee, D. N. Seitz, B. Serfass, K. M. Sundqvist, A. Tomada, G. Wang, S. Yellin, J. Yoo, and B. A. Young, AIP Conf. Proc. 1185, 659 (2009), DOI:10.1063/1.3292428
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