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Title: First Dark Matter Constraints from a SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detector

Abstract

We present the first limits on inelastic electron-scattering dark matter and dark photon absorption using a prototype SuperCDMS detector having a charge resolution of 0.1 electron-hole pairs (CDMS HVeV, a 0.93 g CDMS high-voltage device). These electron-recoil limits significantly improve experimental constraints on dark matter particles with masses as low as 1 MeV /c 2. Here, we demonstrate a sensitivity to dark photons competitive with other leading approaches but using substantially less exposure (0.49 g d). These results demonstrate the scientific potential of phonon-mediated semiconductor detectors that are sensitive to single electronic excitations.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
SuperCDMS Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1462788
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1468696; OSTI ID: 1480804; OSTI ID: 1557121
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-134526
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; AC05-76RL01830; AC02-76SF00515; DEAC02-76SF00515; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

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Agnese, R., Aralis, T., Aramaki, T., Arnquist, I. J., Azadbakht, E., Baker, W., Banik, S., Barker, D., Bauer, D. A., Binder, T., Bowles, M. A., Brink, P. L., Bunker, R., Cabrera, B., Calkins, R., Cartaro, C., Cerdeño, D. G., Chang, Y. -Y., Cooley, J., Cornell, B., Cushman, P., Di Stefano, P. C. F., Doughty, T., Fascione, E., Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Fink, C., Fritts, M., Gerbier, G., Germond, R., Ghaith, M., Golwala, S. R., Harris, H. R., Hong, Z., Hoppe, E. W., Hsu, L., Huber, M. E., Iyer, V., Jardin, D., Jena, C., Kelsey, M. H., Kennedy, A., Kubik, A., Kurinsky, N. A., Lawrence, R. E., Leyva, J. V., Loer, B., Lopez Asamar, E., Lukens, P., MacDonell, D., Mahapatra, R., Mandic, V., Mast, N., Miller, E. H., Mirabolfathi, N., Mohanty, B., Morales Mendoza, J. D., Nelson, J., Orrell, J. L., Oser, S. M., Page, W. A., Partridge, R., Pepin, M., Phipps, A., Ponce, F., Poudel, S., Pyle, M., Qiu, H., Rau, W., Reisetter, A., Reynolds, T., Roberts, A., Robinson, A. E., Rogers, H. E., Romani, R. K., Saab, T., Sadoulet, B., Sander, J., Scarff, A., Schnee, R. W., Scorza, S., Senapati, K., Serfass, B., So, J., Speller, D., Stanford, C., Stein, M., Street, J., Tanaka, H. A., Toback, D., Underwood, R., Villano, A. N., von Krosigk, B., Watkins, S. L., Wilson, J. S., Wilson, M. J., Winchell, J., Wright, D. H., Yellin, S., Young, B. A., Zhang, X., and Zhao, X. First Dark Matter Constraints from a SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detector. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.051301.
Agnese, R., Aralis, T., Aramaki, T., Arnquist, I. J., Azadbakht, E., Baker, W., Banik, S., Barker, D., Bauer, D. A., Binder, T., Bowles, M. A., Brink, P. L., Bunker, R., Cabrera, B., Calkins, R., Cartaro, C., Cerdeño, D. G., Chang, Y. -Y., Cooley, J., Cornell, B., Cushman, P., Di Stefano, P. C. F., Doughty, T., Fascione, E., Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Fink, C., Fritts, M., Gerbier, G., Germond, R., Ghaith, M., Golwala, S. R., Harris, H. R., Hong, Z., Hoppe, E. W., Hsu, L., Huber, M. E., Iyer, V., Jardin, D., Jena, C., Kelsey, M. H., Kennedy, A., Kubik, A., Kurinsky, N. A., Lawrence, R. E., Leyva, J. V., Loer, B., Lopez Asamar, E., Lukens, P., MacDonell, D., Mahapatra, R., Mandic, V., Mast, N., Miller, E. H., Mirabolfathi, N., Mohanty, B., Morales Mendoza, J. D., Nelson, J., Orrell, J. L., Oser, S. M., Page, W. A., Partridge, R., Pepin, M., Phipps, A., Ponce, F., Poudel, S., Pyle, M., Qiu, H., Rau, W., Reisetter, A., Reynolds, T., Roberts, A., Robinson, A. E., Rogers, H. E., Romani, R. K., Saab, T., Sadoulet, B., Sander, J., Scarff, A., Schnee, R. W., Scorza, S., Senapati, K., Serfass, B., So, J., Speller, D., Stanford, C., Stein, M., Street, J., Tanaka, H. A., Toback, D., Underwood, R., Villano, A. N., von Krosigk, B., Watkins, S. L., Wilson, J. S., Wilson, M. J., Winchell, J., Wright, D. H., Yellin, S., Young, B. A., Zhang, X., & Zhao, X. First Dark Matter Constraints from a SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detector. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.051301.
Agnese, R., Aralis, T., Aramaki, T., Arnquist, I. J., Azadbakht, E., Baker, W., Banik, S., Barker, D., Bauer, D. A., Binder, T., Bowles, M. A., Brink, P. L., Bunker, R., Cabrera, B., Calkins, R., Cartaro, C., Cerdeño, D. G., Chang, Y. -Y., Cooley, J., Cornell, B., Cushman, P., Di Stefano, P. C. F., Doughty, T., Fascione, E., Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Fink, C., Fritts, M., Gerbier, G., Germond, R., Ghaith, M., Golwala, S. R., Harris, H. R., Hong, Z., Hoppe, E. W., Hsu, L., Huber, M. E., Iyer, V., Jardin, D., Jena, C., Kelsey, M. H., Kennedy, A., Kubik, A., Kurinsky, N. A., Lawrence, R. E., Leyva, J. V., Loer, B., Lopez Asamar, E., Lukens, P., MacDonell, D., Mahapatra, R., Mandic, V., Mast, N., Miller, E. H., Mirabolfathi, N., Mohanty, B., Morales Mendoza, J. D., Nelson, J., Orrell, J. L., Oser, S. M., Page, W. A., Partridge, R., Pepin, M., Phipps, A., Ponce, F., Poudel, S., Pyle, M., Qiu, H., Rau, W., Reisetter, A., Reynolds, T., Roberts, A., Robinson, A. E., Rogers, H. E., Romani, R. K., Saab, T., Sadoulet, B., Sander, J., Scarff, A., Schnee, R. W., Scorza, S., Senapati, K., Serfass, B., So, J., Speller, D., Stanford, C., Stein, M., Street, J., Tanaka, H. A., Toback, D., Underwood, R., Villano, A. N., von Krosigk, B., Watkins, S. L., Wilson, J. S., Wilson, M. J., Winchell, J., Wright, D. H., Yellin, S., Young, B. A., Zhang, X., and Zhao, X. Fri . "First Dark Matter Constraints from a SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detector". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.051301.
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title = {First Dark Matter Constraints from a SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detector},
author = {Agnese, R. and Aralis, T. and Aramaki, T. and Arnquist, I. J. and Azadbakht, E. and Baker, W. and Banik, S. and Barker, D. and Bauer, D. A. and Binder, T. and Bowles, M. A. and Brink, P. L. and Bunker, R. and Cabrera, B. and Calkins, R. and Cartaro, C. and Cerdeño, D. G. and Chang, Y. -Y. and Cooley, J. and Cornell, B. and Cushman, P. and Di Stefano, P. C. F. and Doughty, T. and Fascione, E. and Figueroa-Feliciano, E. and Fink, C. and Fritts, M. and Gerbier, G. and Germond, R. and Ghaith, M. and Golwala, S. R. and Harris, H. R. and Hong, Z. and Hoppe, E. W. and Hsu, L. and Huber, M. E. and Iyer, V. and Jardin, D. and Jena, C. and Kelsey, M. H. and Kennedy, A. and Kubik, A. and Kurinsky, N. A. and Lawrence, R. E. and Leyva, J. V. and Loer, B. and Lopez Asamar, E. and Lukens, P. and MacDonell, D. and Mahapatra, R. and Mandic, V. and Mast, N. and Miller, E. H. and Mirabolfathi, N. and Mohanty, B. and Morales Mendoza, J. D. and Nelson, J. and Orrell, J. L. and Oser, S. M. and Page, W. A. and Partridge, R. and Pepin, M. and Phipps, A. and Ponce, F. and Poudel, S. and Pyle, M. and Qiu, H. and Rau, W. and Reisetter, A. and Reynolds, T. and Roberts, A. and Robinson, A. E. and Rogers, H. E. and Romani, R. K. and Saab, T. and Sadoulet, B. and Sander, J. and Scarff, A. and Schnee, R. W. and Scorza, S. and Senapati, K. and Serfass, B. and So, J. and Speller, D. and Stanford, C. and Stein, M. and Street, J. and Tanaka, H. A. and Toback, D. and Underwood, R. and Villano, A. N. and von Krosigk, B. and Watkins, S. L. and Wilson, J. S. and Wilson, M. J. and Winchell, J. and Wright, D. H. and Yellin, S. and Young, B. A. and Zhang, X. and Zhao, X.},
abstractNote = {We present the first limits on inelastic electron-scattering dark matter and dark photon absorption using a prototype SuperCDMS detector having a charge resolution of 0.1 electron-hole pairs (CDMS HVeV, a 0.93 g CDMS high-voltage device). These electron-recoil limits significantly improve experimental constraints on dark matter particles with masses as low as 1 MeV /c2. Here, we demonstrate a sensitivity to dark photons competitive with other leading approaches but using substantially less exposure (0.49 g d). These results demonstrate the scientific potential of phonon-mediated semiconductor detectors that are sensitive to single electronic excitations.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.121.051301},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 5,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Laser calibration data showing a resolution of ∼0.07 eh+ pairs for a short laser-triggered acquisition at 150 V. In the series shown in this figure, a lower DR temperature allowed for a 30% improvement in energy resolution as compared to the average value during the science exposure. Bothmore » the between peak event rate and the energy resolution are significantly improved compared to the previous result in Ref. [14]. For this calibration series, the mean photon number (λ) was 1.0 to increase statistics near zero in the short acquisition, while the science exposure used λ ≈ 2 to cover the full energy range of interest. The model curve is a maximum likelihood fit of photon distribution and charge transport parameters, with results described in the text and Ref. [14].« less

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