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Benjamin Schmidt (KIT, Germany) "Background discrimination capabilities and recent results of the EDELWEISS-III direct dark matter search experiment"
September 22, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The EDELWEISS collaboration is operating a large set of 36 massive cryogenic Ge detectors for the direct detection of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) in the underground laboratory of Modane, France (LSM). The twofold detector readout in ionization and phonons allows a discrimination between nuclear recoils from the scattering of neutrons or WIMPs and electron recoils from the scattering of γ- and β-particles. As part of the R&D for the current data taking in EDELWEISS-III a new data analysis framework has been developed and evaluated on a dedicated commissioning run. Results on the surface event rejection of the detectors with advanced electrode design (FID) from this data-set will be presented. WIMP search data taking has been ongoing since August 2014 and the latest results of a low mass WIMP analysis will be discussed.