Publications


Measurement of the cosmogenic activation of germanium detectors in EDELWEISS-III

ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 91 (2017) 51-64

E Armengaud, Q Arnaud, C Augier, A Benoit, L Berge, J Billard, J Bluemer, T de Boissiere, A Broniatowski, P Camus, A Cazes, M Chapellier, F Charlieux, M De Jesus, L Dumoulin, K Eitel, N Foerster, J Gascon, A Giuliani, M Gros, L Hehn, G Heuermann, Y Jin, A Juillard, C Kefelian, M Kleifges, V Kozlov, H Kraus, VA Kudryavtsev, H Le-Sueur, S Marnieros, X-F Navick, C Nones, E Olivieri, P Pari, B Paul, M-C Piro, D Poda, E Queguiner, S Rozov, V Sanglard, B Schmidt, S Scorza, B Siebenborn, D Tcherniakhovski, L Vagneron, M Weber, E Yakushev


Non-contact luminescence lifetime cryothermometry for macromolecular crystallography.

Journal of synchrotron radiation 24 (2017) 636-645

VB Mykhaylyk, A Wagner, H Kraus

Temperature is a very important parameter when aiming to minimize radiation damage to biological samples during experiments that utilize intense ionizing radiation. A novel technique for remote, non-contact, in situ monitoring of the protein crystal temperature has been developed for the new I23 beamline at the Diamond Light Source, a facility dedicated to macromolecular crystallography (MX) with long-wavelength X-rays. The temperature is derived from the temperature-dependent decay time constant of luminescence from a minuscule scintillation sensor (<0.05 mm3) located in very close proximity to the sample under test. In this work the underlying principle of cryogenic luminescence lifetime thermometry is presented, the features of the detection method and the choice of temperature sensor are discussed, and it is demonstrated how the temperature monitoring system was integrated within the viewing system of the endstation used for the visualization of protein crystals. The thermometry system was characterized using a Bi4Ge3O12 crystal scintillator that exhibits good responsivity of the decay time constant as a function of temperature over a wide range (8-270 K). The scintillation sensor was calibrated and the uncertainty of the temperature measurements over the primary operation temperature range of the beamline (30-150 K) was assessed to be ±1.6 K. It has been shown that the temperature of the sample holder, measured using the luminescence sensor, agrees well with the expected value. The technique was applied to characterize the thermal performance of different sample mounts that have been used in MX experiments at the I23 beamline. The thickness of the mount is shown to have the greatest impact upon the temperature distribution across the sample mount. Altogether, these tests and findings demonstrate the usefulness of the thermometry system in highlighting the challenges that remain to be addressed for the in-vacuum MX experiment to become a reliable and indispensable tool for structural biology.


Dark-photon search using data from CRESST-II Phase 2

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C 77 (2017) ARTN 299

G Angloher, P Bauer, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, X Defay, A Erb, F v Feilitzsch, NF Iachellini, P Gorla, A Guetlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, M Kiefer, H Kluck, H Kraus, J-C Lanfranchi, J Loebell, M Mancuso, A Muenster, C Pagliarone, F Petricca, W Potzel, F Proebst, R Puig, F Reindl, K Schaeffner, J Schieck, S Schoenert, W Seidel, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, R Strauss, A Tanzke, HH Trinh Thi, C Tuerkoglu, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wuestrich, A Zoeller


ZnTe cryogenic scintillator

JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE 188 (2017) 600-603

VB Mikhailik, S Galkin, H Kraus, V Mokina, A Hrytsak, V Kapustianyk, M Panasiuk, M Rudko, V Rudyk


In-situ study of light production and transport in phonon light detector modules for dark matter search

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 821 (2016) 116-121

M Kiefer, G Angloher, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, A Erb, F v Feilitzsch, N FerreiroIachellini, P Gorla, A Guetlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, H Kluck, H Kraus, J-C Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Muenster, F Petricca, W Potzel, F Proebst, F Reindl, S Roth, K Rottler, C Sailer, K Schaeffner, J Schieck, S Schoenert, W Seidel, M v Sivers, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, R Strauss, A Tanzke, C Tuerkoglu, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wuestrich, A Zoeller


Exploring Low-Mass Dark Matter with CRESST

JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS 184 (2016) 866-872

R Strauss, G Angloher, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, X Defay, A Erb, F v Feilitzsch, NF Iachellini, P Gorla, A Guetlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, M Kiefer, H Kluck, H Kraus, JC Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Muenster, C Pagliarone, F Petricca, W Potzel, F Proebst, F Reindl, K Schaffner, J Schieck, S Schoenert, W Seidel, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, A Tanzke, HHT Thi, C Tuerkoglu, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wuestrich, A Zoeller


Results on light dark matter particles with a low-threshold CRESST-II detector

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C 76 (2016) ARTN 25

G Angloher, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, X Defay, A Erb, F von Feilitzsch, NF Iachellini, P Gorla, A Guetlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, M Kiefer, H Kluck, H Kraus, JC Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Muenster, C Pagliarone, F Petricca, W Potzel, F Proebst, F Reindl, K Schaeffner, J Schieck, S Schoenert, W Seidel, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, R Strauss, A Tanzke, HH Trinh Thi, C Tuerkoglu, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wuestrich, A Zoeller


Signals induced by charge-trapping in EDELWEISS FID detectors: analytical modeling and applications

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION 11 (2016) ARTN P10008

Q Arnaud, E Armengaud, C Augier, A Benoit, L Berge, J Billard, J Bluemer, T de Boissiere, A Broniatowski, P Camus, A Cazes, M Chapellier, F Charlieux, L Dumoulin, K Eitel, N Foerster, N Fourches, J Gascon, A Giuliani, M Gros, L Hehn, G Heuermann, M De Jesus, Y Jin, A Juillard, M Kleifges, V Kozlov, H Kraus, C Kefelian, VA Kudryavtsev, H Le-Sueur, S Marnieros, X-F Navick, C Nones, E Olivieri, P Pari, B Paul, M-C Piro, D Poda, E Queguiner, S Rozov, V Sanglard, B Schmidt, S Scorza, B Siebenborn, D Tcherniakhovski, L Vagneron, M Weber, E Yakushev


Improved EDELWEISS-III sensitivity for low-mass WIMPs using a profile likelihood approach

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C 76 (2016) ARTN 548

L Hehn, E Armengaud, Q Arnaud, C Augier, A Benoit, L Berge, J Billard, J Bluemer, T de Boissiere, A Broniatowski, P Camus, A Cazes, M Chapellier, F Charlieux, M De Jesus, L Dumoulin, K Eitel, N Foerster, J Gascon, A Giuliani, M Gros, G Heuermann, Y Jin, A Juillard, C Kefelian, M Kleifges, V Kozlov, H Kraus, VA Kudryavtsev, H Le-Sueur, S Marnieros, X-F Navick, C Nones, E Olivieri, P Pari, B Paul, M-C Piro, D Poda, E Queguiner, S Rozov, V Sanglard, B Schmidt, S Scorza, B Siebenborn, D Tcherniakhovski, L Vagneron, M Weber, E Yakushev


LUMINEU: a search for neutrinoless double beta decay based on ZnMoO4 scintillating bolometers

XIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOPICS IN ASTROPARTICLE AND UNDERGROUND PHYSICS (TAUP 2015), PTS 1-7 718 (2016)

E Armengaud, Q Arnaud, C Augier, A Benoit, A Benoit, L Berge, RS Boiko, T Bergmann, J Bluemer, A Broniatowski, V Brudanin, P Camus, A Gazes, M Chapellier, F Charlieux, DM Chernyak, N Coron, P Coulter, FA Danevich, T de Boissiere, R Decourt, M De Jesus, L Devoyon, A-A Drillien, L Dumoulin, K Eitel, C Enss, D Filosofov, A Fleischmann, N Foerster, N Fourches, J Gascon, L Gastaldo, G Gerbier, A Giuliani, D Gray, M Gros, L Hehn, S Henry, S Herve, G Heuermann, V Humbert, IM Ivanov, A Juillard, C Kefelian, M Kleifges, H Kluck, VV Kobychev, F Koskas, V Kozlov, H Kraus, VA Kudryavtsev, H Le Sueur, M Loidl, P Magnier, EP Makarov, M Mancuso, P de Marcillac, S Marnieros, C Marrache-Kikuchi, A Menshikov, SG Nasonov, X-F Navick, C Nones, E Olivieri, P Pari, B Paul, Y Penichot, G Pessina, MC Piro, O Plantevin, DV Poda, T Redon, M Robinson, M Rodrigues, S Rozov, V Sanglard, B Schmidt, S Scorza, VN Shlegel, B Siebenborn, O Strazzer, D Tcherniakhovski, M Tenconi, L Torres, VI Tretyak, L Vagneron, YV Vasiliev, M Velazquez, O Viraphong, RJ Walker, M Weber, E Yakushev, X Zhang, VN Zhdankov


The CRESST-III low-mass WIMP detector

Journal of Physics: Conference Series 718 (2016)

R Strauss, G Angloher, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, X Defay, A Erb, F Von Feilitzsch, N Ferreiro Iachellini, P Gorla, A Gütlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, M Kiefer, H Kluck, H Kraus, JC Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Münster, C Pagliarone, F Petricca, W Potzel, F Pröbst, F Reindl, K Schäffner, J Schieck, S Schönert, W Seidel, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, A Tanzke, HH Trinh Thi, C Türkoglu, M Ufflnger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wüstrich, A Zöller

© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. The next generation direct dark matter experiment CRESST-III has a high potential to significantly increase the sensitivity to low-mass WIMPs (m x ≲10GeV/c 2 ). We present the new CRESST detector module: it consists of a 24 g CaWO 4 crystal operated as a phonon detector and a 20×20 mm 2 silicon-on-sapphire light detector. The phonon energy threshold is lowered to ∼100eV and a light detector resolution of typically 5eV is achieved. A fully-scintillating inner detector housing is realised which efficiently rejects events from surface-alpha decays. The CaWO 4 sticks holding the target crystal are also operated as calorimeters to discriminate all possible artefacts related to the support structure. A projection for the sensitivity to spin-independent WIMP-nucleon scattering is given for the first phase of CRESST-III which will start beginning of 2016.


New results on low-mass dark matter from the CRESST-II experiment

XIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOPICS IN ASTROPARTICLE AND UNDERGROUND PHYSICS (TAUP 2015), PTS 1-7 718 (2016)

F Petricca, G Angloher, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, X Defay, A Erb, FV Feilitzsch, NF Iachellini, P Gorla, A Guetlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, M Kiefer, H Kluck, H Kraus, JC Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Muenster, C Pagliarone, W Potzel, F Proebst, F Reindl, K Schaffner, J Schieck, S Schoenert, W Seidel, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, R Strauss, A Tanzke, HH Trinh Thi, C Tuerkoglu, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wuestrich, A Zoeller


Cryogenic phonon-scintillation detectors with PMT readout for rare event search experiments

ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 79 (2016) 31-40

X Zhang, J Lin, VB Mikhailik, H Kraus


Constraints on low-mass WIMPs from the EDELWEISS-III dark matter search

JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS (2016) ARTN 019

E Armengaud, Q Arnaud, C Augier, A Benoit, L Berge, T Bergmann, J Billard, J Bluemer, T de Boissiere, G Bres, A Broniatowski, V Brudanin, P Camus, A Cazes, M Chapellier, F Charlieux, L Dumoulin, K Eitel, D Filosofov, N Foerster, N Fourches, G Garde, J Gascon, G Gerbier, A Giuliani, M Grollier, M Gros, L Hehn, S Herve, G Heuermann, V Humbert, M De Jesus, Y Jin, S Jokisch, A Juillard, C Kefelian, M Kleifges, V Kozlov, H Kraus, VA Kudryavtsev, H Le-Sueur, J Lin, M Mancuso, S Marnieros, A Menshikov, X-F Navick, C Nones, E Olivieri, P Pari, B Paul, M-C Piro, DV Poda, E Queguiner, M Robinson, H Rodenas, S Rozov, V Sanglard, B Schmidt, S Scorza, B Siebenborn, D Tcherniakhovski, L Vagneron, M Weber, E Yakushev, X Zhang, E Collaboration


New limits on double electron capture of Ca-40 and W-180

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS 43 (2016) ARTN 095202

G Angloher, M Bauer, P Bauer, I Bavykina, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, C Ciemniak, X Defay, G Deuter, A Erb, F von Feilitzsch, NF Iachellini, P Gorla, A Guetlein, D Hauff, P Huff, C Isaila, J Jochum, M Kiefer, M Kimmerle, H Kluck, H Kraus, J-C Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Muenster, C Pagliarone, F Petricca, S Pfister, W Potzel, F Proebst, F Reindl, S Roth, K Rottler, C Sailer, K Schaffner, J Schieck, J Schmaler, S Scholl, S Schoenert, W Seidel, M von Sivers, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, R Strauss, A Tanzke, V Tretyak, HH Trinh Thi, C Tuerkoglu, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wuestrich, A Zoeller


Limits on Momentum-Dependent Asymmetric Dark Matter with CRESST-II.

Physical review letters 117 (2016) 021303-

G Angloher, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, X Defay, A Erb, FV Feilitzsch, N Ferreiro Iachellini, P Gorla, A Gütlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, M Kiefer, H Kluck, H Kraus, JC Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Münster, C Pagliarone, F Petricca, W Potzel, F Pröbst, F Reindl, K Schäffner, J Schieck, S Schönert, W Seidel, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, R Strauss, A Tanzke, HH Trinh Thi, C Türkoğlu, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wüstrich, A Zöller

The usual assumption in direct dark matter searches is to consider only the spin-dependent or spin-independent scattering of dark matter particles. However, especially in models with light dark matter particles O(GeV/c^{2}), operators which carry additional powers of the momentum transfer q^{2} can become dominant. One such model based on asymmetric dark matter has been invoked to overcome discrepancies in helioseismology and an indication was found for a particle with a preferred mass of 3  GeV/c^{2} and a cross section of 10^{-37}  cm^{2}. Recent data from the CRESST-II experiment, which uses cryogenic detectors based on CaWO_{4} to search for nuclear recoils induced by dark matter particles, are used to constrain these momentum-dependent models. The low energy threshold of 307 eV for nuclear recoils of the detector used, allows us to rule out the proposed best fit value above.


Development and underground test of radiopure ZnMoO4 scintillating bolometers for the LUMINEU 0 nu 2 beta project

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION 10 (2015) ARTN P05007

E Armengaud, Q Arnaud, C Augier, A Benoit, A Benoit, L Berge, RS Boiko, T Bergmann, J Bluemer, A Broniatowski, V Brudanin, IP Camus, A Cazes, M Chapellier, F Charlieux, DM Chernyak, N Coron, P Coulter, FA Danevich, T de Boissiere, R Decourt, M De Jesus, L Devoyon, A-A Drillien, L Dumoulin, K Eitel, C Enss, D Filosofov, A Fleischmann, N Foerster, N Fourches, J Gascon, L Gastaldo, G Gerbier, A Giuliani, D Gray, M Gros, L Hehn, S Henry, S Herve, G Heuermann, V Humbert, IM Ivanov, A Juillard, C Kefelian, M Kleifges, H Kluck, VV Kobychev, F Koskas, V Kozlov, H Kraus, VA Kudryavtsev, H Le Sueur, M Loidl, P Magnier, EP Makarov, M Mancuso, P de Marcillac, S Marnieros, C Marrache-Kikuchi, A Menshikov, SG Nasonov, X-F Navick, C Nones, E Olivieri, P Pari, B Paul, Y Penichot, G Pessina, MC Piro, O Plantevin, DV Poda, T Redon, M Robinson, M Rodrigues, S Rozov, V Sanglard, B Schmidt, S Scorza, VN Shlegel, B Siebenborn, O Strazzer, D Tcherniakhovski, M Tenconi, L Torres, VI Tretyak, L Vagneron, YV Vasiliev, M Velazquez, O Viraphong, RJ Walker, M Weber, E Yakushev, X Zhang, VN Zhdankov


Temperature dependence of scintillation properties of SrMoO4

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 792 (2015) 1-5

VB Mikhailik, Y Elyashevskyi, H Kraus, HJ Kim, V Kapustianyk, M Panasyuk


Studies of scintillation properties of CaMoO4 at millikelvin temperatures

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 106 (2015) ARTN 241904

X Zhang, J Lin, VB Mikhailik, H Kraus


A detector module with highly efficient surface-alpha event rejection operated in CRESST-II Phase 2

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C 75 (2015) ARTN 352

R Strauss, G Angloher, A Bento, C Bucci, L Canonica, A Erb, F von Feilitzsch, N Ferreiro, P Gorla, A Guetlein, D Hauff, J Jochum, M Kiefer, H Kluck, H Kraus, JC Lanfranchi, J Loebell, A Muenster, F Petricca, W Potzel, F Proebst, F Reindl, S Roth, K Rottler, C Sailer, K Schaeffner, J Schieck, S Scholl, S Schoenert, W Seidel, M von Sivers, M Stanger, L Stodolsky, C Strandhagen, A Tanzke, M Uffinger, A Ulrich, I Usherov, S Wawoczny, M Willers, M Wuestrich, A Zoeller

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