July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
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Direct detection limits on sub-GeV Dark Matter from the DAMIC@Snolab experiment

Aug 1, 2019, 2:51 PM
West Village G 102 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 102

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter


Karthik Ramanathan (University of Chicago)


We present direct detection constraints on sub-GeV dark matter interacting with electrons using the DAMIC@Snolab experiment – which utilizes high resistivity, scientific grade CCDs to image ionization deposits produced by particle interactions within the devices. Using a relatively novel methodology of placing constraints based on leakage current, we report preliminary limits probing new parameter space for dark matter-electron scattering for masses roughly between 0.6 MeV $c^{-2}$ to 5 MeV $c^{-2}$, along with limits on the flux of Lightly Ionizing Particles from fractional charge e$^-$/30 to e$^-$/10000 using a similar analysis.

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Karthik Ramanathan (University of Chicago)

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