Installation of the cryogenic dark matter search (CDMS)

P. D. Barnes, A. Da Silva, D. S. Akerib, D. Bauer, P. Brink, B. Cabrera, D. O. Caldwell, B. Chugg, R. M. Clarke, A. Cummings, A. Davies, Rodney C Diaz, B. L. Dougherty, J. Emes, S. R. Golwala, D. Hale, E. E. Haller, K. D. Irwin, W. B. Knowlton, V. KuziminovA. Lu, S. W. Nam, M. J. Penn, V. Novikov, B. V. Pritychenko, F. Quéinnec, R. R. Ross, B. Sadoulet, D. Seitz, T. Shutt, A. Smith, G. Smith, A. Sonnenschein, W. Stockwell, J. D. Taylor, R. Therrien, T. L. Trumbull, S. White, R. C. Wolgast, S. Yellin, B. A. Young

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We discuss the status of a cryogenic dark matter search beginning operation in the Stanford Underground Facility. The detectors will be cooled in a specially designed cryostat connected to a modified side access Oxford 400 dilution refrigerator. We discuss two detector designs and performance, the cryostat construction and operation, and the multi-level shield surrounding the cryostat. Finally, we will examine the limits which we will be able to set on WIMP dark matter with this experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 11 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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