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IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
18-22 August 2008 AlbaNova
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The CRESST Dark Matter Search (15'+5')
The CRESST-II direct Dark Matter search is located in the Gran Sasso 
laboratories. CaWO4 crystals have been used as scintillating targets for WIMP
interactions. They are operated as cryogenic calorimeters in combination with a
second cryogenic detector used to measure the scintillation light produced in the
target crystal. For each particle interaction, the combination of phonon and light
signals enables an event by event discrimination which allows distinguishing 
particles (alphas, betas, gammas, neutrons) from the expected signal of weakly
interacting massive particles (WIMPs).
After a major upgrade of the setup, the experiment has been successfully 
and data from the commissioning phase are presented here. Combining the 
collected with the two detector modules running in this phase with the data 
from one
single module obtained during the previous prototyping run, the experiment 
already place a limit of 5.3×10-7 pb for the spin independent scattering cross
section for WIMPs of 60 GeV/c2 mass.
Finally a brief report on the status of the ongoing data taking phase with 17
detector modules installed will be given.
Id: 420
Place: AlbaNova
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium
Starting date:
19-Aug-2008   16:05
Duration: 20'
Contribution type: Talk
Primary Authors: Dr. PETRICCA, Federica (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik)
Presenters: Dr. PETRICCA, Federica
Material: slide Slides
Included in session: Direct detection - experiments
Included in track: Direct detection - experiments

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