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The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) : Present Status and Future

Brink, P. L. and Ahmed, Z. and Filippini, J. and Golwala, S. R. and Moore, D. and Ogburn, R. W. and Wang, G. (2009) The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) : Present Status and Future. In: Intersections of Particles and Nuclear Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1182. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 260-263. ISBN 978-0-7354-0723-7.

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The CDMS collaboration utilizes Ge detectors for their Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) search at the Soudan mine, Minnesota. The final data run of CDMS II is complete and a detector upgrade for SuperCDMS has commenced. A SuperTower of five 1‐inch thick Ge crystals has been installed and undergoing commissioning. Its surface‐event rejection capability should allow SuperCDMS to continue to run background free for the next proposed phases: 15 kg Ge deployment at Soudan, and up to 150 kg Ge deployment at SNOLAB. Recent detector advances to allow a 1 tonne Ge experiment are also discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2009 American Institute of Physics. Published online 17 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 and PHY-0705052), by the Department of Energy (Contracts DE-AC03-76SF00098, DE-FG02-91ER40688, DE-FG03-90ER40569 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-FG03-90ER40569
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
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1182
Classification Code:PACS: 14.80 Ly 95.35 +
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