The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) employs massive ionization- and pho
non-mediated detectors to search for WIMPs via their elastic scattering int
eractions with nuclei while discriminating against interactions by other ba
ckground particles. Limits on the WIMP-nucleon scattering cross-section, ba
sed on 3.1 kg d of exposure, exclude new parameter space in the 10-30 GeV W
IMP mass region and also a portion of the region allowed by the DAMA annual
modulation search (Bernabei, Phys. Lett. 450 (1999) 448). (C) 2000 Publish
ed by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.