Installation and commissioning of the CDMSII experiment at Soudan
In the past year and a half, the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) collaboration has been active at the Soudan mine in installing a system for running ZIP detectors that will be used to search for dark matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles. Presently, there is an operating cryogenic system, working electronics, a functional data acquisition and analysis system, passive shielding, an active muon veto, and 12 ZIP detectors. Six of the 12 ZIP detectors have been tested in situ and are fully operational with acceptable noise profiles. CDMS is in the process of commissioning the experiment and expects to be making a background measurement by the end of summer 2003.
Akerib, D. S., Alvaro-Dean, J., Armel, M. S., Attisha, M. J., Baudis, L., Bauer, D. A., Bolozdynya, A. I., Brink, P. L., Bunker, R., Cabrera, B., Caldwell, D. O., Castle, J. P., Chang, C. L., Clarke, R. M., Crisler, M. B., Cushman, P., Davies, A. K., Dixon, R., Driscoll, D. D., … Young, B. A. (2004). Installation and commissioning of the CDMSII experiment at Soudan. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 520(1), 116–119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2003.11.256