Cresst-II: Dark matter search with scintillating absorbers

G. Angloher, C. Bucci, C. Cozzini, F. Von Feilitzsch, T. Frank, D. Hauff, S. Henry, Th Jagemann, J. Jochum, H. Kraus, B. Majorovits, J. Ninkovic, F. Petricca, F. Pröbst, Y. Ramachers, W. Rau, W. Seidel, M. Stark, S. Uchaikin, L. StodolskyH. Wulandari

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In the CRESST-II experiment, scintillating CaWO4 crystals are used as absorbers for direct weakly interacting massive particles (WIMP) detection. Nuclear recoils can be discriminated against electron recoils by measuring phonons and scintillation light simultaneously. The absorber crystal and the silicon light detector are read out by tungsten superconducting phase transition thermometers. Results on the sensitivity of the phonon and the light channel, radiopurity, the scintillation properties of CaWO4, and on the WIMP sensitivity are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2004


  • Background discrimination
  • CaWO
  • Dark matter
  • Low-temperature detectors
  • WIMPs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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