Results from a low-energy analysis of the CDMS II GERMANIUM DATA

Z. Ahmed, D. S. Akerib, S. Arrenberg, C. N. Bailey, D. Balakishiyeva, L. Baudis, D. A. Bauer, P. L. Brink, T. Bruch, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, J. Cooley, E. Do Couto E Silva, P. Cushman, M. Daal, F. Dejongh, P. Di Stefano, M. R. Dragowsky, L. DuongS. Fallows, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, J. Filippini, J. Fox, M. Fritts, S. R. Golwala, J. Hall, R. Hennings-Yeomans, S. A. Hertel, D. Holmgren, L. Hsu, M. E. Huber, O. Kamaev, M. Kiveni, M. Kos, S. W. Leman, S. Liu, R. Mahapatra, V. Mandic, K. A. McCarthy, N. Mirabolfathi, D. Moore, H. Nelson, R. W. Ogburn, A. Phipps, M. Pyle, X. Qiu, E. Ramberg, W. Rau, A. Reisetter

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Abstract

We report results from a reanalysis of data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment at the Soudan Underground Laboratory. Data taken between October 2006 and September 2008 using eight germanium detectors are reanalyzed with a lowered, 2A keV recoil-energy threshold, to give increased sensitivity to interactions from weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) with masses below ∼10GeV/c2. This analysis provides stronger constraints than previous CDMS II results for WIMP masses below 9GeV/c2 and excludes parameter space associated with possible low-mass WIMP signals from the DAMA/LIBRA and CoGeNT experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number131302
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume106
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 2011

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