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Title: Heavy superheated droplet detectors as a probe of spin-independent WIMP dark matter existence

Abstract

At present, application of Superheated Droplet Detectors (SDDs) in WIMP dark matter searches has been limited to the spin-dependent sector, owing to the general use of fluorinated refrigerants which have high spin sensitivity. Given their recent demonstration of a significant constraint capability with relatively small exposures and the relative economy of the technique, we consider the potential impact of heavy versions of such devices on the spin-independent sector. Limits obtainable from a CF{sub 3}I-loaded SDD are estimated on the basis of the radiopurity levels and backgrounds already achieved by the SIMPLE and PICASSO experiments. With 34 kgd exposure, equivalent to the current CDMS, such a device may already probe to below 10{sup -6} pb in the spin-independent cross section.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21020127
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.063503; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CROSS SECTIONS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; POTENTIALS; SENSITIVITY; SPIN; WEAK INTERACTIONS

Citation Formats

Giuliani, F., Morlat, T., and Girard, T. A. Heavy superheated droplet detectors as a probe of spin-independent WIMP dark matter existence. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.063503.
Giuliani, F., Morlat, T., & Girard, T. A. Heavy superheated droplet detectors as a probe of spin-independent WIMP dark matter existence. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.063503.
Giuliani, F., Morlat, T., and Girard, T. A. Thu . "Heavy superheated droplet detectors as a probe of spin-independent WIMP dark matter existence". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.063503.
@article{osti_21020127,
title = {Heavy superheated droplet detectors as a probe of spin-independent WIMP dark matter existence},
author = {Giuliani, F. and Morlat, T. and Girard, T. A.},
abstractNote = {At present, application of Superheated Droplet Detectors (SDDs) in WIMP dark matter searches has been limited to the spin-dependent sector, owing to the general use of fluorinated refrigerants which have high spin sensitivity. Given their recent demonstration of a significant constraint capability with relatively small exposures and the relative economy of the technique, we consider the potential impact of heavy versions of such devices on the spin-independent sector. Limits obtainable from a CF{sub 3}I-loaded SDD are estimated on the basis of the radiopurity levels and backgrounds already achieved by the SIMPLE and PICASSO experiments. With 34 kgd exposure, equivalent to the current CDMS, such a device may already probe to below 10{sup -6} pb in the spin-independent cross section.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.063503},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 6,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}