Kyle Schneck

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We report results of a search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPS) with the silicon detectors of the CDMS II experiment. This blind analysis of 140.2 kg day of data taken between July 2007 and September 2008 revealed three WIMP-candidate events with a surface-event background estimate of 0.41(-0.08)(+0.20)(stat)(-0.24)(+0.28)(syst). Other known(More)
SuperCDMS is an experiment designed to directly detect weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), a favored candidate for dark matter ubiquitous in the Universe. In this Letter, we present WIMP-search results using a calorimetric technique we call CDMSlite, which relies on voltage-assisted Luke-Neganov amplification of the ionization energy deposited by(More)
Bradykinin (BK) B2 receptors in guinea pig ileum were characterized in both membrane and soluble form. [3H]BK bound to a single class of sites with almost identical affinities in membranes prepared from the longitudinal muscle, circular muscle and mucosal layers of the ileum. The pharmacology of the binding in the distinct layers was indistinguishable. The(More)
We report a first search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) using the background rejection capabilities of SuperCDMS. An exposure of 577 kg days was analyzed for WIMPs with mass <30  GeV/c(2), with the signal region blinded. Eleven events were observed after unblinding. We set an upper limit on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section(More)
Dihydropyrimidinones such as compound 12 exhibited high binding affinity and subtype selectivity for the cloned human alpha(1a) receptor. Systematic modifications of 12 led to identification of highly potent and subtype-selective compounds such as (+)-30 and (+)-103, with high binding affinity (K(i) = 0.2 nM) for alpha(1a) receptor and greater than(More)
The CDMS low ionization threshold experiment (CDMSlite) uses cryogenic germanium detectors operated at a relatively high bias voltage to amplify the phonon signal in the search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). Results are presented from the second CDMSlite run with an exposure of 70 kg day, which reached an energy threshold for electron(More)
We studied changes to the pattern of speech errors as a function of selectively attending to one word in a sequence to learn how attention is implemented in language production. Three hypotheses were tested: (1) attention specifically inhibits the past, (2) attention enhances the activation of the present without affecting the past or the future, and (3)(More)
We have previously described compound 1a as a high-affinity subtype selective alpha(1a) antagonist. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of compound 1a showed its major metabolite to be a mu-opioid agonist, 4-methoxycarbonyl-4-phenylpiperidine (3). Several dihydropyrimidinone analogues were synthesized with the goal of either minimizing the formation of 3 by(More)
While the standard model of particle physics does not include free particles with fractional charge, experimental searches have not ruled out their existence. We report results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment that give the first direct-detection limits for cosmogenically produced relativistic particles with electric charge lower(More)
We report results of a search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) with the Si detectors of the CDMS II experiment. This report describes a blind analysis of the first data taken with CDMS II’s full complement of detectors in 2006-2007; results from this exposure using the Ge detectors have already been presented. We observed no candidate(More)
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