First results of the EDELWEISS-II WIMP search using Ge cryogenic detectors with interleaved electrodes

@article{Armengaud2010FirstRO,
  title={First results of the EDELWEISS-II WIMP search using Ge cryogenic detectors with interleaved electrodes},
  author={E. Armengaud and Corinne Augier and Aur{\'e}lien Benoit and Laurent Berg{\'e} and Olivier Besida and Johannes Blumer and A. Broniatowski and Astrid Chantelauze and Maurice P. Chapellier and Gabriel Chardin and F. Charlieux and Sophie Collin and X. Defay and Maryvonne De J{\'e}sus and Ph. di Stefano and Y. Dolgorouki and J. L. Domange and Louis Dumoulin and Klaus Eitel and Jules Gascon and Gilles Gerbier and M. Gros and M. Hannawald and S. Herv{\'e} and A. Juillard and H. Kluck and Valentin Kozlov and Rachid Lemrani and P. Loaiza and A. V. Lubashevskiy and Stefanos Marnieros and X-F. Navick and Emiliano Olivieri and Patrick Pari and Bernard Paul and S. Rozov and Veronique Sanglard and Silvia Scorza and S. Semikh and A. S. Torrento-Coello and L. Vagneron and M.-A. Verdier and E. Yakushev and The Edelweiss Collaboration},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
  year={2010},
  volume={687},
  pages={294-298}
}
Abstract The EDELWEISS-II Collaboration has performed a direct search for WIMP dark matter with an array of ten 400 g heat-and-ionization cryogenic detectors equipped with interleaved electrodes for the rejection of near-surface events. Six months of continuous operation at the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane have been achieved. The observation of one nuclear recoil candidate above 20 keV in an effective exposure of 144 kg d is interpreted in terms of limits on the cross-section of spin… 

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