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Jul 26 – 30, 2021
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eV-threshold Direct Dark Matter Searches

Jul 26, 2021, 5:50 PM


Parallel session talk Dark Matter T03: Dark Matter


Daniel Baxter (University of Chicago)


Over the last decade, significant advancements in semiconductor charge detectors have enabled single-electron resolution and threshold for the first time. These low thresholds significantly enhance detector resolution to well-motivated, but unconstrained, sub-GeV dark matter models. Following an overview of these experimental techniques in silicon and germanium detectors, I will focus on one such detector technology: Skipper CCDs. I will summarize the robust CCD program over the next decade, including recent results from DAMIC at SNOLAB, upcoming experiments including SENSEI and DAMIC-M, and ultimately the 10 kg scale OSCURA detector.

Collaboration / Activity DAMIC
First author Daniel Baxter

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Daniel Baxter (University of Chicago)

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