10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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Infrared Photon Interactions in SuperCDMS Detectors (G)*

13 Jun 2018, 11:45
Dunn 101 (cap.82) (Dalhousie University)

Dunn 101 (cap.82)

Dalhousie University

Oral Competition (Graduate Student) / Compétition orale (Étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) W2-3 Particle Physics VII (PPD) | Physique des particules VII (PPD)


Mr Muad Ghaith (Queen's University)


The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment is in the process of incorporating improvements in several aspects, such as experiment location, detectors, and readout electronics. With these improvements, the focus of the new phase of the experiment at SNOLAB will be Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) in the mass range below ~10 GeV/c2. In order to better understand and monitor the detector behavior in the low-energy range (below a keV) where recoils from such low mass WIMPs would be observed, we are developing a new calibration method based on infrared photons. In my talk, I will be summarizing our most recent tests probing the response of SuperCDMS germanium detectors to interactions with infrared photons and the progress in using this method to monitor detector stability.

Primary author

Mr Muad Ghaith (Queen's University)

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