The SuperCDMS experiment: Status and prospects

Michielin, E. (2023) The SuperCDMS experiment: Status and prospects. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1826-9885

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The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment is one of the leading role actors in the search for Dark Matter (DM), focusing on particles with masses below 10 GeV/c2. After its successful campaign in the Soudan Underground Laboratory, the project is preparing for its next phase moving to the SNOLAB laboratory in Sudbury, Canada. Improved detector technologies and the new experiment set-up will allow to push the sensitivity to lower masses, down to about 0.5 GeV/c2 for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) and to improve the cross-section reach by more than one order of magnitude. One key ingredient for the experiment’s success is the precise knowledge of the ionization yield in silicon (Si) and germanium (Ge) at low energy. This manuscript, after briefly describing the SuperCDMS status and prospects, reports the measurement of the ionization yield in Ge performed by the collaboration using data from the previous campaign in Soudan.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2023 13:36
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 13:36

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