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Physics Letters B 702 (2011) 329-335
Final results of the EDELWEISS-II WIMP search using a 4-kg array of cryogenic germanium detectors with interleaved electrodes
E. Armengaud1, C. Augier2, Alain Benoit3, L. Bergé4, J. Blümer, A. Broniatowski4, V. Brudanin, B. Censier2, M. Chapellier4, G. Chardin4, F. Charlieux2, P. Coulter, G.A. Cox, X. Defay4, M. De Jesus2, Y. Dolgorouki4, J. Domange1, 4, L. Dumoulin4, K. Eitel, D. Filosofov, J. Gascon2, G. Gerbier1, J. Gironnet2, M. Gros1, S. Henry, S. Hervé1, A. Juillard2, H. Kluck, V. Kozlov, H. Kraus, V.A. Kudryavtsev, P. Loaiza5, S. Marnieros4, X.-F. Navick1, C. Nones1, E. Olivieri4, P. Pari6, L. Pattavina2, B. Paul1, M. Robinson, S. Rozov, V. Sanglard2, B. Schmidt, S. Scorza2, S. Semikh, A. S. Torrento-Coello1, L. Vagneron2, M.-A. Verdier2, R. J. Walker1, E. Yakushev
EDELWEISS Collaboration(s)

The EDELWEISS-II collaboration has completed a direct search for WIMP dark matter with an array of ten 400-g cryogenic germanium detectors in operation at the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane. The combined use of thermal phonon sensors and charge collection electrodes with an interleaved geometry enables the efficient rejection of gamma-induced radioactivity as well as near-surface interactions. A total effective exposure of 384 kg.d has been achieved, mostly coming from fourteen months of continuous operation. Five nuclear recoil candidates are observed above 20 keV, while the estimated background is less than 3.0 events. The result is interpreted in terms of limits on the cross-section of spin-independent interactions of WIMPs and nucleons. A cross-section of 4.4x10^-8 pb is excluded at 90%CL for a WIMP mass of 85 GeV. New constraints are also set on models where the WIMP-nucleon scattering is inelastic.
1 :  IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers (ex DAPNIA)
2 :  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
3 :  NEEL - Institut Néel
4 :  CSNSM - Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de Masse
5 :  LSM - UMR 6417 - Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane
6 :  IRAMIS - Institut Rayonnement Matière de Saclay (ex DRECAM)
Physique/Astrophysique/Cosmologie et astrophysique extra-galactique

Planète et Univers/Astrophysique/Cosmologie et astrophysique extra-galactique

Physique/Physique des Hautes Energies - Expérience
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