Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

Results of the Edelweiss-II dark matter search experiment.

Jul 26, 2010, 10:05 AM
25m
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Talk Dark Matter Direct Searches Plenary session : Dark Matter Direct Searches 1

Speaker

Dr Eric Armengaud (CEA/IRFU)

Description

A search for WIMP dark matter has been undertaken with new-generation germanium heat-and-ionization detectors in the EDELWEISS-II experiment. The InterDigit bolometers, with an interleaved electrode design, have proven excellent rejection performances against the surface event background which is limiting germanium bolometer dark matter searches. One year of continuous operation at the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane has been achieved with an array of ten 400g detectors. Results will be presented and future prospects for this experiment will be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Eric Armengaud (CEA/IRFU)

Presentation materials