Dark Matter Search with CRESST-II .

R. Strauss, G. Angloher, M. Bauer, I. Bavykina, A. Bento, C. Bucci, C. Ciemniak, G. Deuter, D. Hauff, C. Isaila, J. Jochum, M. Kiefer, M. Kimmerle, F. Petricca, S. Pfister, W. Potzel, F. Proebst, F. Reindl, S. Roth, K. Rottler, C. Sailer, K. Schaeffner, J. Schmaler, S. Scholl, W. Seidel … & A. Zoeller
The CRESST-II Dark Matter experiment aims at the direct detection of WIMPs via scattering off nuclei in CaWO$_4$ crystals which are operated as cryogenic detectors. The phonon signal and the scintillation light signal are recorded simultaneously. The light output of these crystals is used for active discrimination between background events and possible WIMP-induced nuclear recoils. The recently finished 730 kg-days experimental run indicates an excess of events in the signal region which is hard to...