Latest results of CRESST-III's search for sub-GeV/c2 dark matter

H. Kluck, A. H. Abdelhameed, G. Angloher, P. Bauer, A. Bento, E. Bertoldo, R. Breier, C. Bucci, L. Canonica, A. D'Addabbo, S. Di Lorenzo, A. Erb, F. V. Feilitzsch, N. Ferreiro Iachellini, S. Fichtinger, A. Fuss, P. Gorla, D. Hauff, M. Jeskovsky, J. JochumJ. Kaizer, A. Kinast, H. Kraus, A. Langenkämper, M. Mancuso, V. Mokina, E. Mondragon, M. Olmi, T. Ortmann, C. Pagliarone, V. Palusova, L. Pattavina, F. Petricca, W. Potzel, P. Povinec, F. Pröbst, F. Reindl, J. Rothe, K. Schaner, J. Schieck, V. Schipperges, D. Schmiedmayer, S. Schönert, C. Schwertner, M. Stahlberg, L. Stodolsky, C. Strandhagen, R. Strauss, I. Usherov, M. Willers, V. Zema, J. Zeman

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The CRESST-III experiment searches for direct interactions of dark matter with ordinary matter. The main event signature would be a nuclear recoil inside one of the scintillating CaWO4 crystals. Operating the crystals as cryogenic calorimeters provides a phonon signal as measure of the deposited energy. The simultaneous readout of both signals is used to actively discriminate backgrounds. CRESST-III focuses on the sub-GeV/c2 mass region where the sensitivity is driven by the threshold. In the _rst data taking campaign of CRESST-III from 2016-2018 an unprecedented low threshold of 30.1 eV for nuclear recoils was obtained. In this contribution, we will report the status of the experiment and the latest results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012038
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2019 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019


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