a1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, UK
a2 Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
a3 Department of Physics, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA
a4 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ, UK
a5 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, NM 87131, USA
The current status of the DRIFT (Directional Recoil Identification From Tracks) experiment at Boulby Mine is presented, including the latest limits on the WIMP spin-dependent cross-section from 1.5 kg days of running with a mixture of CS2 and CF4. Planned upgrades to DRIFT IId are detailed, along with ongoing work towards DRIFT III, which aims to be the world’s first 10 m3-scale directional Dark Matter detector.
(Online publication February 15 2012)