10-12 April 2013
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
Europe/Rome timezone

Background Considerations for SuperCDMS

12 Apr 2013, 12:30
E. Fermi auditorium (INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso)

E. Fermi auditorium

INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso

SS 17 bis, km 18 + 910, 67100 Assergi (AQ), Italy
oral presentation Background studies, models, and simulations Session 8: Background studies, models, and simulations


Dr Jodi Cooley (SMU)


Rejection and protection from backgrounds is a key issue for the next generation SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment which will have a cross-section sensitivity of 9^-46 cm^2 for spin-independent WIMP-nucleon interactions. We have identified 210Pb as the dominant source of electromagnetic background seen in our detectors through a study that correlates the alpha and beta particles resulting from this decay. I will discuss details of this analysis and the methods of rejecting electromagnetic backgrounds possible with our new iZIP detectors currently operated in the Soudan Underground Laboratory. I will also comment on methods the collaboration is investigating to protect against neutron backgrounds in the next generation SuperCDMS experiment.

Primary author

Dr Jodi Cooley (SMU)

Presentation Materials

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