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Title: Background considerations for SuperCDMS

Rejection and protection from background is a key issue for the next generation SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment that will have a cross-section sensitivity of better than 8 × 10{sup −46} cm{sup 2} for spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions. This paper presents the details of the methods used to reject electromagnetic backgrounds using the new iZIP detectors that are currently operated in the Soudan Underground Laboratory, MN and the methods the collaboration is investigating to protect against neutron background in the next generation SuperCDMS experiment.
Authors:
 [1] ;
  1. Department of Physics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218186
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1549; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LRT 2013: 4. international workshop on low radioactivity techniques, Assergi (Italy), 10-12 Apr 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COSMIC RADIATION; CROSS SECTIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; NEUTRONS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; SEMICONDUCTOR DETECTORS; SENSITIVITY; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; SPIN; UNDERGROUND