Progress of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) Experiment
We report on progress of the CDMS experiment, which seeks to detect WIMP dark matter through its interactions in a particle detector operated in a low radioactivity environment. We have developed novel cryogenic detectors which discriminate between nuclear recoils from WIMPs and electron recoils from background photons. We describe the experiment and discuss recent progress, including first operation of a cryogenic detector in the low radioactivity cryostat in June of 1996.
Shutt, T., Akerib, D. S., Barnes, P. D., Bauer, D., Brink, P., Cabrera, B., Caldwell, D. O., Chugg, B., Clarke, R. M., DaSilva, A., Davies, A., Dougherty, B. L., Emes, J., Gaitskell, R. J., Golwala, S. R., Hale, D., Haller, E. E., Irwin, K. D., Knowlton, W. B., … Young, B. A. (1996). Progress of the cryogenic dark matter search (CDMS) experiment. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 51(2), 318–322. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-5632(96)00523-3