Jul 22 – 27, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Status and plans for the DAMIC experiment at SNOLAB and Modane

Jul 27, 2018, 9:50 AM
117 (MacMillian)



Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Direct Detection 5.1 Plenary


Grayson Rich (University of Chicago)


The DAMIC (Dark Matter in CCDs) experiment employs the active silicon of
low-noise charge-coupled devices (CCDs) as a target to search for a
variety of dark matter candidates with masses below 10 GeV. An array of
seven 675-$\mu$m thick CCDs with a target mass of ~40 grams has been
collecting data at SNOLAB since early 2017. The collaboration has engaged
in an extensive campaign of characterization efforts to understand the
response of these CCDs to low-energy nuclear recoils and their unique
capabilities, including the use of high spatial resolution for both the
rejection and study of backgrounds. This talk will discuss the devices and
the current status of the DAMIC at SNOLAB experiment, as well as plans for
the next-generation experiment, which will deploy 1 kg of improved CCDs to
the Modane Underground Laboratory.

Primary author

Grayson Rich (University of Chicago)

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