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Dark matter group
Dr. Klaus Eitel
Postfach 3640
D-76021 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 721608 23701

E-Mail: klaus eitelRnm6∂kit edu

Dark Matter group in IKP-KIT

The Dark Matter group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) searches for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) as possible candidates for "dark matter", one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. The EDELWEISS collaboration consists of 11 institutes from 4 countries. The experimental setup is based on array of Germanium bolometers installed in the Frejus road tunnel in the underground laboratory (Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane, LSM), which shields the experiment by 1800m of rock (4850 m.w.e.). The bolometer detectors can detect WIMPs via their elastic scattering off Germanium nuclei and have an excellent background rejection power. In the research group at the Institute for Nuclear Physics (IKP), the muon veto system was designed, built and is being operated. Besides the analysis of experimental data, we create a new electronic data read-out in cooperation with IPE-KIT. The EDELWEISS experiment is in its third stage, and continues since 2014 with an array of 40 so-called FID800 detectors to search for dark matter. 

We also perform a research and development (R&D) for the next stage Dark Matter experiment, EURECA, which will be able to host up to 1 ton of bolometer detectors and significantly improve the sentivity to a WIMP detection.  


More about our experiments:

EDELWEISS: http://edelweiss.in2p3.fr

EURECA: http://www.eureca.kit.edu

LSM: http://www-lsm.in2p3.fr



Password-protected links:

Muon veto monitoring webpage: http://dm.ikp.kit.edu/muonveto/website

EDELWEISS wiki : https://edwdev-ik.fzk.de/wiki

ELOG system(s): http://dm.ikp.kit.edu/elog




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