17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

Background studies in SuperCDMS

20 Jul 2016, 15:00
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Klaus Eitel; Session Manager: Jost Migenda ()

Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Klaus Eitel; Session Manager: Jost Migenda

Speaker

Mr. ELIAS LOPEZ ASAMAR (Durham University)

Description

The purpose of the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment is to detect germanium nuclei recoiling after interacting with weakly-interacting massive particles from the galactic halo. It consists of a 9.2 kg germanium target arranged in fifteen single-crystal detectors, and it has been operating at Soudan Underground Laboratory between March 2012 and December 2015. Given the very low rate of the expected signal a good knowledge of the backgrounds is crucial for the data analyses and to properly interpret the results. In this presentation I will be showing the several studies being carried out to understand the backgrounds at SuperCDMS Soudan. In addition, the predicted backgrounds for the future SuperCDMS experiment at SNOLAB will be also discussed.

Primary author

Mr. ELIAS LOPEZ ASAMAR (Durham University)

Presentation Materials

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