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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)
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)
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)
A new method for modelling cell division is reported which uses a cellular representation based on graph theory. This allows us to model the adjacencies of non-regular dividing cells accurately, avoiding the rigid geometrical constraints present in earlier simulations. We use this system to simulate compartment boundary maintenance in the Drosophila wing(More)
We report on the results of a search for a Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) signal in low-energy data of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment using a maximum likelihood analysis. A background model is constructed using GEANT4 to simulate the surface-event background from 210 Pb decay-chain events, while using independent calibration data to(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 study a linear fractional Fokker–Planck equation that models non-local diffusion in the presence of a potential field. The non-locality is due to the appearance of the 'fractional Laplacian' in the corresponding PDE, in place of the classical Laplacian which distinguishes the case of regular diffusion. We prove existence of weak solutions by combining a(More)
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