Limits on WIMP dark matter using sapphire cryogenic detectors

G. Angloher, M. Bruckmayer, C. Bucci, M. Bühler, S. Cooper, C. Cozzini, P. DiStefano, F. Von Feilitzsch, T. Frank, D. Hauff, T. Jagemann, J. Jochum, V. Jörgens, R. Keeling, H. Kraus, M. Loidl, J. Marchese, O. Meier, U. Nagel, F. PröbstY. Ramachers, A. Rulofs, J. Schnagl, W. Seidel, I. Sergeyev, M. Sisti, M. Stark, S. Uchaikin, L. Stodolsky, H. Wulandari, L. Zerle

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Data taken by CRESST with a cryogenic detector system based on 262 g sapphire crystals has been used to place limits on WIMP dark matter in the Galactic Halo. The experiment was especially sensitive for low-mass WIMPs with spin-dependent cross sections and improves on existing limits in this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-55
Number of pages13
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes


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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Angloher, G., Bruckmayer, M., Bucci, C., Bühler, M., Cooper, S., Cozzini, C., ... Zerle, L. (2002). Limits on WIMP dark matter using sapphire cryogenic detectors. Astroparticle Physics, 18(1), 43-55.