Dark Matter Search Results from the CDMS II Experiment

  title={Dark Matter Search Results from the CDMS II Experiment},
  author={Zeeshan Ahmed and D. S. Akerib and Sebastian Arrenberg and C. N. Bailey and D. Balakishiyeva and L. Baudis and Daniel A. Bauer and Paul L. Brink and Tobias Bruch and R. Bunker and Blas Cabrera and David O. Caldwell and Jodi Cooley and Priscilla Brooks Cushman and Miguel Daal and Fritz Dejongh and Michael Raymond Dragowsky and L. Duong and Scott Fallows and E. Figueroa-Feliciano and J. P. Filippini and Matthew C Fritts and Sunil Golwala and Darren Grant and J. Hall and Raul Hennings-Yeomans and Scott A. Hertel and Donald J. Holmgren and Lauren Hsu and Martin E. Huber and Oleg Kamaev and M. Kiveni and Marek S. Kos and Steven W. Leman and Rupak Mahapatra and Vuk Mandic and Kevin A. McCarthy and Nader Mirabolfathi and David C. Moore and H. Nelson and R. Walter Ogburn and Arran Phipps and Matthew Pyle and X. Qiu and Erik J. Ramberg and Wolfgang Rau and Angela Reisetter and Tarek Saab and Bernard Sadoulet and Joel Sander and Richard W. Schnee and Dennis N. Seitz and Bruno Serfass and Kyle M. Sundqvist and M Tarka and Patrick Wikus and S. Yellin and J. Yoo and Betty A. Young and J. Zhang},
  pages={1619 - 1621}
News from the Dark Side? Dark matter is thought to represent 85% of all matter in the universe and to have been responsible for the formation of structure in the early universe, but its nature is still a mystery. Ahmed et al. (p. 1619, published online 11 February; see the Perspective by Lang) describe the results from the completed Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment, which searched for dark matter in the form of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMP). Two candidate signals… 
Search for Low-Mass Dark Matter with the CRESST-II Experiment
There is plenty of evidence from various astrophysical observations suggesting that most of the matter in the universe comes in the form of dark matter. Yet the underlying nature of this dark matter
Dark matter evidence, particle physics candidates and detection methods
The problem of the dark matter in the universe is reviewed. A short history of the subject is given, and several of the most obvious particle candidates for dark matter are identified. Particular
Implications of CoGeNT and DAMA for Light WIMP Dark Matter
In this paper, we study the recent excess of low energy events observed by the CoGeNT Collaboration, and discuss the possibility that these events originate from the elastic scattering of a light
Advancing the Search for Dark Matter: from CDMS II to SuperCDMS
An overwhelming proportion of the universe (83% by mass) is composed of particles we know next to nothing about. Detecting these dark matter particles directly, through hypothesized
Dark matter searches and study of electrode design in LUX and LZ
There is substantial evidence that over 80% of matter in the universe is dark matter – which is non-baryonic in nature and is thought to be composed of a new, slow-moving, stable particle not found
Global interpretation of direct Dark Matter searches after CDMS-II results
We perform a global fit to data from Dark Matter (DM) direct detection experiments, including the recent CDMS-II results. We discuss possible interpretations of the DAMA annual modulation signal in
Dark Matter Search Experiments
Astronomical and cosmological observations of the past 80 years build solid evidence that atomic matter makes up only a small fraction of the matter in the universe. The dominant fraction does not
Cosmology and the dark matter frontier
A brief overview is given about some issues in current astroparticle physics, focusing on the dark matter (DM) problem, where the connection to Large Hadron Collider (LHC) physics is particularly
Phenomenological and Astroparticle analysis of Light Dark Matter particles
The Dark Matter problem is one of the most relevant quests for the understanding of the elementary constituents of the Universe: the nature of the Dark Matter is still unveiled. Experimental efforts
Review of dark matter direct detection experiments
Matter, as we know it, makes up less than 5% of the Universe. Various astrophysical observations have confirmed that one quarter of the Universe and most of the matter content in the Universe is made


Constraints on inelastic dark matter from XENON10
It has been suggested that dark matter particles which scatter inelastically from detector target nuclei could explain the apparent incompatibility of the DAMA modulation signal (interpreted as
Inelastic dark matter
Many observations suggest that much of the matter of the universe is nonbaryonic. Recently, the DAMA NaI dark matter direct detection experiment reported an annual modulation in their event rate
Update on the direct detection of supersymmetric dark matter
We compare updated predictions for the elastic scattering of supersymmetric neutralino dark matter with the improved experimental upper limit recently published by Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS)
Results from the first science run of the ZEPLIN-III dark matter search experiment
The ZEPLIN-III experiment in the Palmer Underground Laboratory at Boulby uses a 12 kg two-phase xenon time-projection chamber to search for the weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) that may
▪ Abstract This article reviews the astrophysics and cosmological evidence for nonbaryonic dark matter (DM). It covers historical, current, and future experiments that look for direct evidence of
Implications for the Constrained MSSM from a new prediction for b to s gamma
We re-examine the properties of the Constrained MSSM in light of updated constraints, paying particular attention to the impact of the recent substantial shift in the Standard Model prediction for →
The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) 5-year data provide stringent limits on deviations from the minimal, six-parameter Λ cold dark matter model. We report these limits and use them to
Exclusion limits on the WIMP-nucleon cross section from the first run of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search in the Soudan Underground Laboratory
The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS-II) employs low-temperature Ge and Si detectors to seek Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) via their elastic scattering interactions with nuclei.