Jul 22 – 27, 2018
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Development of Cryogenic Thermal Detectors for Sub-GeV Dark Matter

Jul 26, 2018, 2:40 PM
117 (MacMillian)



Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Poster Direct Detection 4.3 Direct Detection


H Douglas Pinckney (Northwestern University)


An important topic in dark matter research is the search for sub-GeV dark matter. Direct detection searches for sub-GeV dark matter can be conducted through scattering on Silicon nuclei utilizing a detector with energy threshold on the order of 10 eV. This low threshold can be achieved by thermalizing a Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) based detector with gram scale silicon absorbers. This poster describes the design of a 10 eV threshold TES based detector as well as recent fabrication and testing progress.

Primary author

H Douglas Pinckney (Northwestern University)


Clarence Chang (Argonne National Lab) Prof. Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano (Northwestern University) Gensheng Wang (Argonne NAtional Laboratory) Dr Noemie Bastidon (Northwestern University) Dr Valentine Novosad (Argonne National Lab) Dr Volodymyr Yefremenko (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr Ziqing Hong (Northwestern University)

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