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Search for dark matter with EDELWEISS-III using a multidimensional maximum likelihood method

Hehn, Lukas



Abstract (englisch): The EDELWEISS experiment is designed to detect the elastic scattering of a WIMP from the galactic dark matter halo in an array of detectors. This thesis addresses the search for low mass WIMPs by analysing EDELWEISS-III data with a multidimensional maximum likelihood method. For individual detectors as well as their combination, an upper limit on the WIMP-nucleon scattering cross section was derived, ruling out the existing claims of potential low mass WIMP signals by various other experiments.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000059021
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-590215
KITopen ID: 1000059021
HGF-Programm 51.03.05; LK 01
Verlag Karlsruhe
Umfang X, 155 S.
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Prüfungsdaten 24.06.2016
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer
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