17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

The status of the DAMIC experiment at Snolab

18 Jul 2016, 14:00
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Chamkaur Ghag; Session Manager: Andrew Scarff ()

Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Chamkaur Ghag; Session Manager: Andrew Scarff

Speaker

Junhui Liao (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Description

The DAMIC (Dark Matter in CCDs) experiment is optimized for low-mass WIMP searches ~ 5 GeV, by using thick, high-resisitivity CCDs with noise below 2 e- (RMS) to achieve ionization energy thresholds below 50 eVee. DAMIC-100 is an upgraded version consisting of 100-gram array of CCDs currently being commissioned at SNOLAB. In this talk, I will present the most recent performance studies and background levels achieved with the experiment, as well as our sub-KeV measurements of the nuclear recoil quenching factor. Our most recent search for WIMPs with DAMIC-100 detectors will also be presented.

Primary author

Junhui Liao (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Presentation Materials

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