Physics Goals

The CDMSII experiment program seeks to combine high fiducial detector mass and extensive run time with reduced backgrounds to advance WIMP dark matter knowledge significantly. CDMS II has recently released results from its first run of its full detector complement at Soudan, representing the world's most stringent limits on the WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section (see the publications page for details).

CDMS II's current run is expected to probe WIMP-nucleon cross section regimes at least an order of magnitude lower than those of current exclusion limits within less than a year of commissioning.