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China Dark Matter Experiment

The China Dark Matter Experiment (CDEX) is a search for dark matter WIMP particles at the China Jinping Underground Laboratory.[1] CDEX has p-type point-contact germanium detector surrounded by NaI(Tl) crystals, similar to the CoGeNT experiment. The CDEX-0 prototype was used to develop the current CDEX-1 detector, which has a detector mass of roughly 1 kg. Future plans include scaling to CDEX-10 and CDEX-1T.

CDEX-1 had first low mass results in 2013 and published limits on WIMP masses 6–20 GeV in 2014.[2]

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  1. ^ Qian Yue (March 24, 2011), China JinPing underground Laboratory (CJPL) and China Darkmatter Experiment (CDEX) 
  2. ^ Q. Yue et al. (CDEX Collaboration) (10 November 2014). "Limits on light weakly interacting massive particles from the CDEX-1 experiment with a p-type point-contact germanium detector at the China Jinping Underground Laboratory". Physical Review D 90 (9).  
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