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CDMS, EDELWEISS Collaborations,; Ahmed, Z; Akerib, D S; Armengaud, E; Arrenberg, S; Augier, C; Baudis, L; Yoo, J (2011). Combined limits on WIMPs from the CDMS and EDELWEISS experiments. Physical Review D, 84(1):011102.
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The CDMS and EDELWEISS collaborations have combined the results of their direct searches for dark matter using cryogenic germanium detectors. The total data set represents 614 kg·days equivalent exposure. A straightforward method of combination was chosen for its simplicity before data were exchanged between experiments. The results are interpreted in terms of limits on spin-independent weakly interacting, massive particle (WIMP)-nucleon cross section. For a WIMP mass of 90 GeV/c2, where this analysis is most sensitive, a cross section of 3.3×10-44 cm2 is excluded at 90% C.L. At higher WIMP masses, the combination improves the individual limits, by a factor 1.6 above 700 GeV/c2. Alternative methods of combining the data provide stronger constraints for some ranges of WIMP masses and weaker constraints for others.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute|
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2012 18:19|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 19:54|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|ISSN:||1550-7998 (P) 1089-4918 (E)|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times cited: 38|
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