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SuperCDMS status from Soudan and plans for SNOLab

Sander, J. and Ahmed, Z. and Cornell, B. D. and Golwala, S. R. and Moore, D. C. and Nelson, R. (2013) SuperCDMS status from Soudan and plans for SNOLab. In: Workshop on Dark Matter. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1534. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 129-135. ISBN 978-0-7354-1158-6.

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Matter, as we know it, makes up less than 5% of the Universe. Various astrophysical observations have confirmed that one quarter of the Universe and most of the matter content in the Universe is made up of Dark Matter. The nature of Dark Matter is yet to be discovered and is one of the biggest questions in Physics. Particle Physics combined with astrophysical measurements of the abundance gives rise to a Dark Matter candidate called Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP). The low density of WIMPs in the galaxies and the extremely weak nature of the interaction with ordinary matter make detection of the WIMP an extraordinarily challenging task, with abundant fakes from various radioactive and cosmogenic backgrounds with much stronger electromagnetic interaction. The extremely weak nature of the WIMP interaction dictates detectors that have extremely low naturally occurring radioactive background, a large active volume (mass) of sensitive detector material to maximize statistics, a highly efficient detector based rejection mechanism for the dominant electromagnetic background and sophisticated analysis techniques to reject any residual background. This paper describes the status of the SuperCDMS experiment.

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Additional Information:© 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. Published online 23 May 2013. 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-0801708, PHY-0801712, PHY-0802575, PHY-0847342, and PHY-0855525), by the Department of Energy (Contracts DE-AC03-76SF00098, DEFG02-91ER40688, DE-FG02-92ER40701, DE-FG03-90ER40569, and DE-FG03-91ER40618), by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF Grant No. 20-118119), and by NSERC Canada (Grant SAPIN 341314-07).
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC03-76SF00098
Department of Energy (DOE)DEFG02-91ER40688
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-92ER40701
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)SAPIN 341314-07
Subject Keywords:CDMS, dark matter, WIMP, direct detection
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1534
Classification Code:PACS: 14.80.Ly, 95.35.+d, 95.30.Cq, 95.30.-k, 85.25.Oj, 29.40.Wk
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Official Citation:SuperCDMS status from Soudan and plans for SNOLab J. Sander, Z. Ahmed, A. J. Anderson, S. Arrenberg, D. Balakishiyeva, R. B. Thakur, D. A. Bauer, D. Brandt, P. L. Brink, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, D. G. Cerdeno, H. Chagani, J. Cooley, B. Cornell, C. H. Crewdson, P. Cushman, M. Daal, P. C. F. Di Stefano, E. Do Couto E Silva, T. Doughty, L. Esteban, S. Fallows, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, J. Fox, M. Fritts, G. L. Godfrey, S. R. Golwala, J. Hall, J. Hasi, S. A. Hertel, T. Hofer, D. Holmgren, L. Hsu, M. E. Huber, A. Jastram, O. Kamaev, B. Kara, M. H. Kelsey, P. Kim, M. Kiveni, K. Koch, M. Kos, S. W. Leman, S. Liu, B. Loer, R. Mahapatra, V. Mandic, C. Martinez, K. A. Mccarthy, N. Mirabolfathi, R. Moffat, D. C. Moore, P. Nadeau, R. Nelson, K. Page, R. Partridge, M. Pepin, A. Phipps, K. Prasad, M. Pyle, H. Qiu, X. Qiu, R. Radpour, W. Rau, A. Reisetter, R. W. Resch, Y. Ricci, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, R. W. Schnee, S. Scorza, B. Serfass, B. Shank, K. Shneck, D. Speller, K. M. Sundqvist, A. N. Villano, B. Welliver, S. Yellin, J. Yen, J. Yoo, B. A. Young and J. Zhang Source: AIP Conf. Proc. 1534, 129 (2013);
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