24-29 August 2014
Hamburg University
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Contribution Talk

ESAW - Seminarraum 220
4) Dark matter and cosmology

The EDELWEISS-III Dark Matter Search: Status and Perspectives


  • Mr. Lukas HEHN

Primary authors


  • (The EDELWEISS Collaboration)

Abstract content, only submission for Postersession accepted at this moment.

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.