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Sub-GeV Dark Matter Searches with EDELWEISS: New results and prospects

by H. Lattaud on behalf of the EDELWEISS collaboration

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Authors (as Contributors): Hugues Lattaud
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Date submitted: 2022-11-09 09:53
Submitted by: Lattaud, Hugues
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 14th International Conference on Identification of Dark Matter
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Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Approach: Experimental


The Edelweiss collaboration performs light Dark Matter (DM) particles searches with germanium bolometer collecting charge and phonon signals. Thanks to the Neganov-Trofimov-Luke (NTL) effect, a RMS resolution of 4.46 electron-hole pairs was obtained on a massive (200g) germanium detector instrumented with a NbSi Transition Edge Sensor (TES) operated underground at the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (LSM). This sensitivity made possible a search for WIMP using the Migdal effect down to 32 MeV/C² and exclude cross-sections down to 10e-29 cm². It is the first measurement in cryogenic germanium with such thermal sensor, proving the high relevance of this technology. Furthermore, such TES have shown sensitivity to out-of-equilibrium phonons, paving the way for EDELWEISS new experience CRYOSEL. This is an important step in the development of Ge detectors with improved performance in the context of the EDELWEISS-SubGeV program.

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