Melissa A. Bowles

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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)
Childhood maltreatment, witnessing violence, and growing up with absent, addicted, or mentally ill caregivers influence adult physical and psychological well-being and may play an important role in female offending. This study utilizes data from a study of 60 incarcerated women to examine a possible intervening variable in the victimization-crime(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)
R. Agnese, A. J. Anderson, D. Balakishiyeva, R. Basu Thakur, D. A. Bauer, J. Billard, A. Borgland, M. A. Bowles, D. Brandt, P. L. Brink, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, D. G. Cerdeno, H. Chagani, Y. Chen, J. Cooley, B. Cornell, C. H. Crewdson, P. Cushman, M. Daal, P. C. F. Di Stefano, T. Doughty, L. Esteban, S. Fallows, E. Figueroa-Feliciano, M.(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)
R. Agnese, A.J. Anderson, M. Asai, D. Balakishiyeva, D. Barker, R. Basu Thakur, 30 D.A. Bauer, J. Billard, A. Borgland, M.A. Bowles, D. Brandt, P.L. Brink, R. Bunker, B. Cabrera, D.O. Caldwell, R. Calkins, D.G. Cerdeño, H. Chagani, Y. Chen, J. Cooley, B. Cornell, C.H. Crewdson, P. Cushman, M. Daal, P.C.F. Di Stefano, T. Doughty, L. Esteban, S. Fallows, E.(More)
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