Sep 8 – 13, 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

A Dark Matter Search with The MAJORANA Low-Background Broad Energy Germanium Detector

Sep 9, 2013, 3:00 PM
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Dark Matter Dark Matter I


Graham K. Giovanetti (Unversity of North Carolina)


The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is an array of natural and enriched high purity germanium detectors that will search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of germanium-76 and perform a search for WIMPs with masses below 10 GeV. As part of the MAJORANA research and development efforts, we have deployed a modified, low-background broad energy germanium detector at the Kimballton Underground Research Facility. With its sub-keV energy threshold, this detector is potentially sensitive to non-Standard Model physics, including interactions with weakly interacting massive particles. This presentation will discuss recent results from a WIMP search with this detector.

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Graham K. Giovanetti (Unversity of North Carolina)

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