The SuperCDMS proposal for dark matter detection

D. S. Akerib, M. J. Attisha, C. N. Bailey, L. Baudis, D. A. Bauer, P. L. Brink, P. P. Brusov, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, C. L. Chang, J. Cooley, M. B. Crisler, P. Cushman, P. Denes, M. R. Dragowsky, L. Duong, J. Filippini, R. J. Gaitskell, S. R. GolwalaD. R. Grant, R. Hennings-Yeomans, D. Holmgren, M. E. Huber, K. D. Irwin, A. Lu, R. Mahapatra, P. Meunier, N. Mirabolfathi, H. Nelson, R. W. Ogburn, E. Ramberg, A. Reisetter, T. Saab, B. Sadoulet, J. Sander, D. N. Seitz, B. Serfass, R. W. Schnee, K. M. Sundqvist, J. P.F. Thompson, S. Yellin, J. Yoo, B. A. Young

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Presently the CDMS-II collaboration's Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) search at the Soudan Underground Laboratory sets the most stringent exclusion limits of any WIMP cold dark matter direct-detection experiment. To extend our reach further, to WIMP-nucleon cross-sections in the range 10- 46 - 10- 44 cm2, we propose SuperCDMS, which would take advantage of a very deep site. One promising site is the recently approved SNOLab facility in Canada. In this paper we will present our overall program and focus on phase A of SuperCDMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-413
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 14 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Cold dark matter
  • Underground astrophysics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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