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Search for dark matter with EDELWEISS-III excluding background from muon-induced neutrons

Kéfélian, Cécile



Abstract (englisch): The aim of the EDELWEISS-III experiment is to detect the elastic scattering of WIMPs from the galactic dark matter halo on germanium bolometers. Neutrons produced by cosmic muons reaching the underground laboratory are a problematic background, as they can mimic a WIMP interaction. Within this thesis, it was shown that the expected background induced by muons is negligible for the WIMP search analyses of the Run308 data and won't limit the future sensitivity of the experiment.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000053225
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-532250
KITopen ID: 1000053225
HGF-Programm 51.03.05; LK 01
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Prüfungsdaten 05.02.2016
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer (KIT), Prof. C. Augier (UCBL)
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Zugl.: Lyon, Université Claude Bernard, Diss., 2016
Schlagworte astroparticle physics, dark matter, direct detection, cosmic muons, muon-induced background
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