24-29 August 2014
Hamburg University
Europe/Berlin timezone

The EDELWEISS-III Dark Matter Search: Status and Perspectives

25 Aug 2014, 14:00
Seminarraum 220 (ESAW)

Seminarraum 220


Talk 4) Dark matter and cosmology Dark matter and cosmology


Mr Lukas Hehn (KIT)


EDELWEISS is a direct Dark Matter search program looking for WIMPs in the GeV-TeV mass range. For that purpose, an array of cryogenic Ge mono-crystals read out simultaneously by NTD thermal sensors and by surface electrodes is installed in the Modane underground laboratory. We present a summary of EDELWEISS-II results including limits on axion couplings. For EDELWEISS-III a major upgrade of the setup was undertaken, developing new FID800 Ge bolometers, a new DAQ system and improving the shielding to lower the background. We will present the status of the setup with up to 36 bolometers installed and the expected sensitivities for the upcoming long exposure WIMP search.

Primary author

Mr Lukas Hehn (KIT)

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