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Dark Matter: Direct Detection

Abstract : The identification of Dark Matter is an outstanding question of contemporary physics. I summarize the main experimental strategies developed to answer this question, focusing on cryogenic detectors and comparing these detectors to their double-phase xenon and argon competitors. I discuss in particular the main developments in charge-phonon (CDMS, EDELWEISS) and light-phonon detectors (CRESST, ROSEBUD). Finally, I discuss the prospects of WIMP detection within the next few years by the CDMS, CRESST, EDELWEISS and XENON experiments, and their successors EURECA, GEODM and XENON-1 ton.
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G. Chardin. Dark Matter: Direct Detection. 13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, Jul 2009, Stanford, United States. pp.615-622. ⟨in2p3-00677278⟩



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