CRESST dark matter experiment: Status and perspectives

M. Sisti, M. Bravin, M. Bruckmayer, C. Bucci, S. Cooper, P. Di Stefano, S. Giordano, F. V. Feilitzsch, T. Frank, J. Jochum, R. Keeling, H. Kraus, M. Loidl, J. Marchese, O. Meier, P. Meunier, U. Nagel, D. Pergolesi, F. Pröbst, Y. RamachersJ. Schnagl, W. Seidel, I. Sergeyev, L. Stodolsky, S. Uchaikin, L. Zerle

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The CRESST experiment in its first phase is using sapphire detectors with tungsten phase transition thermometers to search for dark matter WIMPs. At present four 262 g detectors are performing first measurements under low background conditions. Detector performance as well as preliminary results from the background runs are presented. A second phase of CRESST using CaWO4 and simultaneous measurement of phonons and scintillation light is in preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2000
Event8th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors (LTD-8) - Dalfsen, Neth
Duration: 15 Aug 199920 Aug 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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