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Limits on Spin-Independent Interactions of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles with Nucleons from the Two-Tower Run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search

Akerib, D. S. and Golwala, S. R. and Wang, G. (2006) Limits on Spin-Independent Interactions of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles with Nucleons from the Two-Tower Run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search. Physical Review Letters, 96 (1). Art. No. 011302. ISSN 0031-9007. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110209-090952790

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Abstract

We report new results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) at the Soudan Underground Laboratory. Two towers, each consisting of six detectors, were operated for 74.5 live days, giving spectrum-weighted exposures of 34 (12) kg d for the Ge (Si) targets after cuts, averaged over recoil energies 10–100 keV for a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) mass of 60 GeV/c^2. A blind analysis was conducted, incorporating improved techniques for rejecting surface events. No WIMP signal exceeding expected backgrounds was observed. When combined with our previous results from Soudan, the 90% C.L. upper limit on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section is 1.6 x 10^(-43) cm^2 from Ge and 3 x 10^(-42) cm^2 from Si, for a WIMP mass of 60 GeV/c^2. The combined limit from Ge (Si) is a factor of 2.5 (10) lower than our previous results and constrains predictions of supersymmetric models.


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Golwala, S. R.0000-0002-1098-7174
Additional Information:© 2006 American Physical Society. Received 9 September 2005; published 3 January 2006. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. AST-9978911 and No. PHY-9722414, by the Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, No. DE-FG03-90ER40569, No. DE-FG03-91ER40618, No. DE-FG02-94ER40823, and by Fermilab, operated by the Universities Research Association, Inc., under Contract No. DEAC02-76CH03000 with the Department of Energy. The ZIP detectors were fabricated in the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility operated under NSF.
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NSFAST-9978911
NSFPHY-9722414
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC03-76SF00098
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-90ER40569
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-91ER40618
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-94ER40823
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-76CH03000
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Classification Code:PACS: 95.35.+d, 14.80.Ly
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Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:09 Feb 2011 17:32
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