Exclusion limits on the WIMP-nucleon cross section from the Cryogenic DarkMatter Search

Citation
R. Abusaidi et al., Exclusion limits on the WIMP-nucleon cross section from the Cryogenic DarkMatter Search, PHYS REV L, 84(25), 2000, pp. 5699-5703
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
ISSN journal
0031-9007 → ACNP
Volume
84
Issue
25
Year of publication
2000
Pages
5699 - 5703
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9007(20000619)84:25<5699:ELOTWC>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) employs Ge and Si detectors to search f or weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) via their elastic-scatterin g interactions with nuclei while discriminating against interactions of bac kground particles. CDMS data, accounting for the neutron background, give l imits on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon elastic-scattering cross section that exclude unexplored parameter space above 10 GeV/c(2) WIMP mass and, a t >75% C.L., the entire 3 sigma allowed region for the WIMP signal reported by the DAMA experiment.